December 12, 2013 Farm News

The usual week over week photo spot two days later than usual in a snow flurry.

The usual week over week photo spot two days later than usual in a snow flurry.

The mare, Marie, munching in a snow flurry on Friday.

The mare, Marie, munching in a snow flurry on Friday.

Hello to all;

This will be a short post today and no photos until tomorrow afternoon.   We have as usual found lots to do to keep us fully occupied and out of trouble.   Keeping firewood supplied to our two woodstoves takes quite a bit of time and as I have said before; it should have been done in the spring.  Too much else

The gelding, Wimpy, lunch finished just standing tolerating the cold and the snow flurry.

The gelding, Wimpy, lunch finished just standing tolerating the cold and the snow flurry.

was going on at that time though so we are stuck with doing the firewood work now.

We are taking lamb to the butcher, Willies Meats, now.  Two lamb went on Tuesday and three more probably, the coming Tuesday and three again the Tuesday after that and then on January 2 we are booked in with Willies to take in two beef and at the

The cow Tippy, the mother of the youngest calf.  Does not look very happy today.

The cow Tippy, the mother of the youngest calf. Does not look very happy today.

same time we will try to take two sheep in as well.  So check the “Beef and Lamb” page for details on cuts and pricing.

It has been far too cold as you are probably fully aware.  At least it has been for me.  The chickens too.  They have not ventured more than 10 feet out of the house all day yesterday and

The sheep and the one goat still poking around finding grass to eat even though they still have plenty of hay to eat at the barn.

The sheep and the one goat still poking around finding grass to eat even though they still have plenty of hay to eat at the barn.

the day before.  Most did not go out at all.  For the last three days I have put their water and all their feed inside.  They are still laying 14 or 15 eggs a day most days so that is quite remarkable.  The cows and the horses seem to be faring well in the cold weather.  They have spots that are sheltered from the wind and the two calves are in the barn overnight.  The two milkers are still producing well so we

The chicken house with not a chicken in sight as they are staying inside where they are more comfortable.

The chicken house with not a chicken in sight as they are staying inside where they are more comfortable.

have lots of milk for our two households.

MY APOLOGIES;  it took me until Friday mid afternoon to get the photos on to the blog. All these pictures were taken about noon on Friday 13, December.

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