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Mud and Ice

20 Feb

I believe I shared we were back in mud season.  With 50*F (10*C) temperatures on Sunday, we had lots of mud!  It was paired with high winds, and my Quonset hut did not survive being flung into a post.

The animals were all unhappy with it.  Even though it was warm and the snow had melted, they didn’t even go out to pasture to eat (darn).


Well, Sky doesn’t care, and I don’t even want to tell you how much my floors are suffering.


Overnight we had rain and freezing rain and sleet.


At least it stayed rain long enough to keep it from building up too much on trees and power lines.

The pup keeps slipping and sliding and landing on his butt.


I’m seriously ready for spring–I mean real spring, not ice.



A New Project

18 Feb

Even though I always have lots to do outside on the farm, I’ve started a new project.  Part of the reason for the timing is that we’re back in mud season.  I don’t like to do anything out there when it’s this muddy.  Although, you’ll notice that I am no longer carrying buckets of water to everyone.


The other part of timing is I’m getting old.  I’m feeling it in my bones and joints and muscles this winter.  Before we get to spring break kidding, I want to move my bedroom downstairs.  That means I am working on clearing out my library/office/mail room/storage/junk room.  I did manage to get the computer moved to the living room.

I can at least see the bookshelves now!  Little does my father know that I’m recruiting him to help me get the shelves off the wall and cut in half so I can get them upstairs.  I have already informed the nephew he’s helping me move furniture.  Of course, he’s planning on my next move to be into the nursing home.  Smart alec.

I need boxes to pack the library though.  And I might need to find a more industrial strength allergy medicine.  Anyhow, while I’m doing this, my posts will probably be pretty short.  At least I think I have enough pictures from today to get me through a few days.

More Snow Shots

13 Feb

After hardly an snow for the last couple of years, it’s kind of nice to see some out there.

Sky thinks it’s a lot of fun.  It certainly makes his Jolly Ball easy to find.

Our skies have not been very sunny though.  I do miss sunshine.  It’s almost like it’s being held prisoner to Old Man Winter.

Lovely weeds beneath the snow.

This boy!  He is a maniac.

I do like the dramatic look. 

But I am starting to really look forward to spring.  Even though that will mean more mud again.