A Cold Weekend

The Good:  It’s been another cold weekend.  When you can’t get above -4*F (-20*C) by lunch time, that’s the day for a yummy vegetable and barley soup.


The Random:  Saturday I was out checking on everyone with the cold.  When I went to take a picture of Minnie, I noticed someone checking me out.



You know you’re interesting when the llama finally comes too close for a macro shot.

llama collage2

The Fun:  I counted nine batches of soap that I need to make and three more that I probably should make.  I ordered my oils/fats, and then I’ll once again make soap in my kitchen.

I dearly hope my soap room is finished by the time I have to clean it up.  As much fun as it is to make soap, I’m really ready to move it out of my living quarters.

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No More Mud

Remember how I said I’d prefer cold to mud and rain in January?  Well, I got my wish.



Friday night’s balmy rainy 36*F (2.2*C) weather disappeared, and I woke to -10*F (-23.3*C) this morning.

cold sun collage

It struggled to even make it above 0*F (-17.8*C).

Icicle collage ew

It’s hard on the animals for such a sudden change, but everyone seems to be doing okay. I did give them a bit of extra hay.

Maisie, Vinnie, and Bonnie

SOOC Maisie, Vinnie, and Bonnie

The wind died down today, so they were out basking on the south side of the barn.

Minnie (top); SOOC Penny and Moose (bottom)

Minnie (top); SOOC Penny and Moose (bottom)

As for me, I’m enjoying the sunshine, even if it’s cold.


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Of course, I do get to come into a nice warm house.

I do hope you’ll consider joining me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  The items are in my sidebar at the top.

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Good Random Fun

We’ve had quite a bit of winter weather, and we have more in the forecast.  They are predicting around seven inches of snow for tomorrow with blizzard strength winds.  I’ve done all I can to prepare for it.

winter collage ew

I made sure I fed the birds well today.  There’s still food in the feeders, and I’ll set the bowl out again when it isn’t going to blow off the deck.

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bird collage ew


After my family was here for Christmas Eve, I seemed to have gained a Santa hat.  If nobody claims it, I’ll wait for the snow to stop and then put it on a goat for a post-Christmas holiday photo shoot.

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I’ll be ready for next year then!

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