Since the beginning of the week, the temps here have been very cold. The wind chill is making it very hard on the house and the farm. It gets down to -30 at night and we are lucky to see a high of -22. During the day. We had 2snowstorms last week and thank God that we have about 2 feet of snow on the ground for insulation around the house.
Fires are kept on both stoves full force right now around the clock, so it is nice and toasty indoors. But we are not able to be away from the house to long of periods because of this.
This is also taking a big toll on the wood pile.
The sheep,llama,goats, are all in the barn and are not able to go outdoors. We have brought the ducks and geese into the pigs pen at the back end of the barn and have hooked up a heat lamp for them. We had to redo a stall and make it into a winter coop for my hens and my rooster because the chicken coop was just to cold. This will now be a Summer residance only. My hens seem to be at home again as I am getting my egg production back up again.
The water froze yesterday going to the horses in the paddock. Justin and I worked on it in the afternoon, but was not successful until Hb cme home from work and got it going again. At 2 this morning Hb checked on it and was still going, but at 4:30 it was froze again. Hb was late going into work this morning as he had to get it going again. But with the cold wind chill again today I bet it will be froze by lunch time again.
We need to run into town today to pick up a few items. I need milk, and the girls want a few snacks for. Tomorrow as they have farm camp again. They went to camp yesterday but did not go outdoors, they spent the day in the indoor riding ring, riding horses. So are looking forward to going back tomorrow.
They start back to school next Wednesday and I am going to so miss having them around. I am so happy they are home during this cold snap,and not on a school bus. Or even worse waiting for it.
I am also thankful that Hb has not yet had to leave his local job and go to work else where. It would have been a lot harder on me the last few days if I had not had him home. But this is coming to a end very shortly and he is already making the decision on where he is and who he is going to work for. :( :(
My Mom is still struggling. She was not well enough to come home for Christmas, so we went to the hospital Christmas afternoon and had a lovely visit with her.
She was suppose to come home for the day on New Years but had a bad day and so no such luck. She is trying for Saturday now. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
I have decided to try something new with blogging for the new year. I want to start a new blog. Not because I don't love my blog. I do, it is just that I would like to be a bit more organized. I looked at changing my blog around, but in the end I decided that I would start fresh with a whole new blog. I have been working on this for a couple of weeks now and it is coming slowly. It is under construction as they call it, and as soon as I get it done I will post all about it, and I will just simply move over there and hope that all my blogging friends will follow me on my journey. It might be a couple of weeks yet, so bare with me. I will continue to blog here and let you know how the new blog is coming along.
Well my Weeones are waking up and I promised them breakfast burritos this morning so I better get started on there.
I also need to get my beans on for supper as they have been socking all night. We are cooking a partridge in the beans. Oh La La!