Oh my gosh, it's Friday again!
I am happy to report that we've had no need for further rescues.
All is calm at the moment.
The extension cords from the barn to the chickens, turkeys and goats are doing their job.
Now, lets just hope that the electrical service to the farm remains un-affected
during this winter cyclone that is hitting the east coast.
We are lucky in that we are not getting the snow... just the wind
and the frigid temperatures.
We are prepared for whatever happens.
We have generators for emergency power if need be.
Chores begin before dawn...making sure that everyone has what they need.
Asside from our routine checks on the animals...
replenishing food and water and assuring everyone's welfare,
we are spending our time indoors doing things on the winter "To Do" list.
I've cleaned and re-organized the pantry.
We've cleaned and re-organized our library.
I've blocked my most recent knitting project.
Now I'll have time to page through the many seed catalogs that find their way
to our mailbox this month...
dreaming of and planning for the warm months ahead (way ahead).
There were some questions in yesterday's comments that I thought I'd answer.
Questions about Ivy and Chester...
After spending a few weeks in the rafters of the basement, Ivy has decided that
Chester must be here to stay.
Happily, they've reached an understanding... and can even be found playing together occasionally.
The sheep and their vision...
Although they look as if they are wool blind...
they are not.
It is hard to get a good picture that shows that they really do have an adequate opening in their
wool for their eyesight.
Babydoll sheep, unlike many others grow fleece on their face just as on their bodies.
I'll try to get a better photo to show you their eyes... that really are there!
Wednesday's daring rescue...
Yes, I was a little nervous when Hubbs went out on the ice,
but he is the smartest man I know... with a great knowledge of physics...
so, as he army-crawled out onto the ice, I knew "he had this!"
And by the way, that pond is 10 feet deep...so falling into freezing water was not an option!
Dr. Becky's Daisy... all grown up and quite talented...
she even smiles for the camera!
And lastly... a word about blogging...
I have blogged for 10+ years and have had my share of favorite blogs that I have followed.
Sadly, they have come and gone.
And when each one ended, I felt disappointed and deserted.
Blogs offer us a glimpse into other lives different from our own.
We develop a relationship with bloggers over the years... sometimes, even friendships.
I get it.
I love blogging. I love sharing our farm with others.
As long as I am physically able, I will continue this farm life and this farm blog.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by...
and I will keep showing up as well!
I hope you are safe and warm this weekend!