Friday, January 24, 2014

Baby it's cold outside!

It feels strange to write a post with no photos. I have taken many. I even went outside in six degree to photograph bubbles. I have to remember to use cold for my bubble water next time. The warmer water made them even more determined to pop. There are great photos when the weather is this extreme, but I cannot share them. I am still on a borrowed computer. The same borrowed computer that took the media card from my camera, started in some motion I still don't understand, and emptied the card. It then told me that the file was empty. So, now I just shoot photos. I will max out the media card and share them when my computer gets better. I ordered parts. Soon, I hope!

Wendell and his friends have spent a great deal of time out in the bitter cold. They have a shelter they can go to, but they would rather be "guys" and tough it out. They are eating far more hay than usual. Along with the clever, but bratty pony, the big horses have gotten out of their pasture twice now. I expect them at the front door any day now. As if the farmer's boots weren't messy enough...

I've been busy crafting. What have you been doing this week? I took my sewing machine out to make my youngest a sock monkey. She is in bed with a cold, so the monkey will wait. In the meantime, I am making stuffed toys. I'd love to share a picture, but you know about that silly computer. Blah!

I love to pick vegetables from our big greenhouse when the weather is nasty. It is usually warm and the soil smells lovely. The plants make me think of warmer weather. This last week was an exception. I decided to pick in our huge high tunnel the day that this snow started. There wasn't any blue in the sky, and the sun was nowhere to be found. It was very cold and the plants begged me to put the row covers back on them and go away. A bit of salad left with me. It was covered with snow by the time I got back to the house.

D4's bunny is in a small kennel in the office. Even her hutch would not keep her warm enough. One of our young ewes decided to live on the wild side. She gave birth during the coldest time we've had so far. C.S.Farmer put mama and the baby in his truck. They were a bit nervous, but happy to be able to get warm. They calmed down a lot when D3 turned on classical music. The are in a safe shed with a warming light. It's right next door to the runt piglets I am raising (the Squiglets). I like being able to peek in on mama and baby. I love sheep.

I hope everyone has a good weekend. Please be safe and warm. If you are not living in a similar climate, then please ignore the "warm" part. Anyway- take care.
Patrice

12 comments:

  1. It's terribly cold here, too. No snow, but I did just hear maybe some flurries tomorrow. If it's gonna be this cold, I would like some snow!!! My old bones do not like the cold weather!! Stay warm, sweet Lady!!!

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  2. It bothers me to post without pictures too! I know that feeling. Crafting is a good way to keep busy and I hope Wendell is eating his weight in hay to keep himself padded enough! :) About your media card and the computer, your computer has to have those photos SOMEWHERE. Just not where you expected it to be. They can't just disappear in thin air? That's so weird. I hope you get your computer back soon!

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  3. Man, I truly need to come out and see your place. I am interested in greenhouses. I need more info before starting though. I'll send you an email.

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  4. Argh! I wanna see baby pictures :-D. What a week everyone has had...

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  5. Patrice, it's frigid cold here and going to get colder...snow tomorrow and more cold. My horses are eating a lot more, have to set out hay tomorrow. Moved an old sheep in with Harry Shetland, she doesn't like it but she needs the extra coziness at the stage of life. She's the one I found cast this afternoon.
    My sister keeps all her photos on memory cards; puts them in a lock box...she said she likes it better than an external hard drive.

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  6. Looking forward to the photos. This cold spell is getting old.

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  7. Bitter cold here too. I have to give Wendell extra carrots. My son saw Wendell and he used his name (spelled Wendall in the story) for his college art essay. I am not allowed to post it until he gets the grade back. So, here Wendell, a promise is a promise. (bag of carrots.) Blessings (wink)

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  8. We are suffering in Alabama, too - it was 6 the other morning. But, at least today it got almost to 50, so we had a brief break. All of my friends are so tired of winter... and it isn't even February! Take care.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your camera and computer -- that's awful! It's in the upper 40s here today but will be below zero overnight and we start all over again with the wind and cold. :(

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  10. It's funny but every time I hear y'all are getting those frigid temps, I wonder about your animals! I just couldn't do it. I'd have them in the house with me for sure. LOL They've put snow in our forecast next week. Pray they keep it there and it happens! I'll be the happiest southerner around!

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  11. Dog gone computers~! I just got mine fixed and it's so nice.. IT's blasted cold here in Iowa and the high today is -7 with wind chill -33.. I feel sorry for animals that have to get through the cold winter days. But I feel mostly sorry for dogs and cats that have to place to stay warm... their owners need to spend a night outside in the cold laying on the snow..
    Glad your animals are well taken care of in this cold cold winter we are having.. ta ta for now from Iowa:)

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