Tuesday, March 3, 2015
We Got it all..... Except Dust
Between the melting during the day and refreezing at night topped off with a little bit of freezing rain and supposedly some more on the way this afternoon I have pretty much been housebound. I did manage to go out and take a quick inventory of the bee keeping supplies I need to order here pretty soon and even started working on a new section of my fiction believe it or not. It wasn't the same since I lost my constant writing companion Piglet though. Her offspring came over and tried to make up the empty space but he is about twice her size and interferes with the keyboard and doesn't answer me as fast when I need some help.
It's amazing how much that cat actually put me into a writing mood and I still find myself wondering where she is at while I am sitting here from time to time.
Anyway the ground conditions are keeping me from working on any of my outside projects still. As you can see from the picture we have snow on top, mud on the bottom with a layer of ice and water wedged in between them. The ground is still frozen under about an inch of mud and even pushing the wheelbarrow around just makes a mess. We also have another little cold snap coming in tonight and tomorrow although it's not suppose to be anything near as bad as we have been getting recently I still need to restock the wood supply.
I went down to check the mud conditions on the East side of the barn and one of the ewes noticed me and came up hoping for some food. I often carry apple treats in my coat pocket to sneak a snack to whomever comes running so they are always hoping I got something for them. This particular time though I wasn't wearing my coat since the temps have climbed up into the 40's and my sweatshirt is enough. She was a bit disappointed but as you can see she already had a snack she was carrying in her mouth anyway. Still can't blame a girl for trying I guess. I am not even sure who this particular ewe is to be honest. She must be at least 4 years old because that was the last batch I didn't tag and she is a second generation lamb since she had been in the mating group with Frazier. Maybe I will just start calling her Betty and see if it sticks.
Oh well lunch time is over going to go split ANOTHER load of wood. Oh joy!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!