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Friday, November 09, 2007


Look what we woke up to today! Fun, fun.

We had a good 1 1/2 inches on the ground by 9:00 a.m., but tonight it was pretty much gone. Have no fear, there is more in the forcast......

Tomorrow will involve getting *serious* about getting all the gardening debris out of the fields and battening down the hatches of the greenhouses.

The cone-head from yesterday is feeling much better today and back to his rowdy self - chasing chickens, sheep and anything else that catches his eye.

Hope the weather is a bit nicer where you are and if it is, can I come for a visit?

Have a good night.


Miss Eliza said...

That is just crazy!! We didn't have anything here at all. I'm halfway jealous.

Wanna come play in the Twin Cities?

Cherry said...

That's something we never get here (and really I'm ok with that). I like that I can go to the snow if I want to.

I'm quite curious how your little farm does in the winter and how that works.

m~ said...

Wow! I'm hoping we get a little of that in central AR again this year. It does seem kind of early though.

I lived in Eden Prairie in the 70's and I remember having a white Thanksgiving and hunting Easter eggs in the snow too.

How do you keep you chickens cozy?

*~*Cece*~* said...

OMG I so don't envy you. Come visit me, right now its up to like almost 60 & our high will be near 80'ish! Woohoo!

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Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

It's pretty!

P.S. It's gonna be 71 here in Denver today. ;)

Angie said...

Eliza - I know! My husband works in Stillwater and when he came home, he couldn't believe it. Wisconsin is just lucky, I guess:(

Cherry - if I had the choice to 'go to the snow'? No, thank you. As far as the farm, the hardest part if the watering of animals. No matter how deep your waterlines are? They freeze at some point. There is a lot of bedding down with straw and breaking frozen waterers. Fun, fun!

Marye - the chickens/sheep are in an insulated chicken coop/barn and are bedded deeply with straw. The crazy sheep have the option to be in or out and they always choose 'out'. If it is going to be too cold, we force them to go in and shut the doors. You'd be amazed how much body heat those animals produce. Many times when we open the doors there is a rush of warm air that comes out. The rabbits come inside for the winter, not my favorite thing, but necessary.

Oh, Cece - don't tempt me. But I think I'll wait until it is REALLY bad - 30 mph winds, 40 below zero temps and ass-deep snow - THEN I'll be knocking on your SoCal door. I'll even bunk with the kids - I don't care! Besides after you do all your cleaning today there will be plenty of room for me!

Amy - 71 in Denver? Wow. My husband may be knocking on your door - he has always wanted to live in Colorado, you see, he is a ski-bum and our season is NEVER long enough for him. I'll just sit inside by the fire, thank you.

Have a great weekend, ladies!

P.S. Who deleted their comment? I've never seen that before.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Soooo pretty. :) I used to live where there is snow, so I know it can be a pain. But still, it's so pretty.

I've deleted my comment from blogger before, if something goes wrong and it posts twice or something. Maybe someone did that?

Angie said...

Yes, J - I have to admit there are times when the snow is pretty.....did I just say that? I'll never admit that to my hubby, but SOMETIMES!

Maybe that's what happened with the deleted comment - who knows.

Kat said...

Ooooooh, I'm SO completely jealous. Oh my. I know it sucks to live in cold half-slush (I remember), but I guess the grass is always greener...er...whiter.

jenny said...

oh yes - it's that time of year again - winter! gotta love it. or maybe not so much. :)