Monday, February 11, 2008

THIS HAS BEEN A LONG, COLD WINTER.....


We have several inches of snow on the ground...some melted, then turned to a crust of ice. The wind always blows at Frog Hill Farm, and when it gets going it drops the temp. 'way down. It has been below 0 for about a week. It is so hard on the animals. We carry their water out to them in 5 gallon buckets, because their pumps are frozen. We give the pig his feed, but the sheep sneek in and steal it. The poor roosters.....they broke their heat lamp one night, and by the morning, they had frostbite on their bright red combs.... Our chicken book says it is not painful to them...but it still looks sad.....
I am having problems with not going "cabin crazy".....OH, there is plenty to do here...always cooking and washing to do, and alot of fabric to play with....it's just that I cannot get out and drive around like I am used to......the cold, the ice, the wind, and the price of gas..... Well...I've just got to remember.....Spring cannot be far away.........

1 comment:

fabricsnquilts said...

Have you started planning your garden? DH was making lists yesterday. I was amazed at how many things we grew last year using planned crop rotation! I didn't realize i got so much out of my lil patch of ground. With the loss of my hound dog last year, I have turned over a huge patch of the backyard (his old homestead) to be able to get more corn. Nothing like fresh corn in winter to pick you up!