Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Still Snowing

How do you like my 1930 vintage folding chair?? You know the one under all that snow. I had about 2 seconds to get this shot before the wind and snow started up again.. I was hoping I could have gotten a picture of the tiny bird foot prints next to the chair but my camera really hates the cold. I got this shot and then it shut it self down - smart camera! I think I am going to defrost some homemade bean soup and make some cornbread for lunch.. Stay warm and safe out there today - were in for a bumpy
ride today - winter in Colorado!

I dream of a morning like this!

Such a wonderful peaceful snowy morning - OH MY not today!!!
This storm that is still going is brutal - the winds were at 35 miles an hour or more all night - the drifts are up to my thighs and still growing. It was so bad I brought in the house Kasha (my oldest great pry) in the house because she was having trouble breathing in the bitter winds. She normally will not come in the house but she ran so fast I had to let go of the leash or I would have been planted in the drifts. She snuugled on the sheets and towel that I layed for her in the shop while listening to Celtic music all night. I on the other hand got to trek out to the barn every two hours making sure no goat momma had a little one which I was sure glad. It was so cold with the wind that I put the jacket back on the little guy who was born recently. He was so glad to have it on but wanted he to hold him - my body was freezing and all I wanted to do was go inside but who could resist??? Yes, I sat in the straw hugging "Monk" and thanking the universe that I have such a great life even when I am in the middle of a huge storm. Life on the Funny Farm is GRAND!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boy did I have a Thankful Thanksgiving!

Dinner went well and everyone had a good time. A spiral cut ham, spiced yams, green beans, deviled eggs, cranberry fluff salad, pumpkin bread pudding and a cranberry cake where on the menu along with cheese and crackers for nibble time. It was the first time my mother met my oldest sons fiancee so that was interesting. My youngest son took time out from his packing (moving again to a different apartment)to come to the farm. A long time friend also was able to come and share the day with the Funny Farm family.. The snow started to fly just as everyone was getting ready to go and I spent the late night doing dishes and straighting up. The next day the snow just kept coming and the wind was howling - winter is knocking on our door. Saturday it was another day of just trying to catch up. Yarn orders, products to be made and yes those leftovers.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday -what a day. I had almost 18 inchs of snow and a big surprise in the barn. I went out at 2:30 pm to start the chores - the snow was so deep that I knew it would take sometime to get it all done. I opened the barn door and there in the middle of the walk way was Eboney and her just born baby!! I know - I know! This is a month early - can we not read a calendar??? I jumped into action. I had to dig out the kidding panels that where frozen under a big drift. Then to build the pens - find the heat lamps - carry straw from the other side of the farm.... Really, why are these girls not reading the calendar??? Anyway, the baby is wonderful. I have named him "Monk" because by the time I got everything done I made it into the house just as the show started. I admit it I love "MONK". This is the first time I have seen this show and I just love all his weirdness. Now the reason why this name fits is because he acts just like him, everything is something to complan about - he even has to complain while nursing. He bitchs about the straw, the wind, the girl moving past the pen. He is so sweet even thru all the complaints..

This was a great Thanksgiving - I am so blessed......