All it seems to do is snow. The temps have been still so cold. -25 to -30 degrees in the mornings and a high of only - 15 during the day.
As for snow, it has been stormed at least twice a week having only children happy ( to have no school)
Today is another.....
We are expecting the the storm of the year today. Lots of snow with some places in our province getting as much as 50 + cms and 110 km winds. WOW
We are expecting for our area, about 20.+ cms with 80 to 100 km winds.
There is so much prepping to do when a storm like this comes our way. We spent last evening getting the barn ready, and making sure there is lots of staples in the house and dry firewood. We have the tub filled with water and 5 gallons buckets of water on hand.
The gas cans are full for the generator, and the tractor has lots of fuel. So I can say we are prepared.
Hubby and my Dad headed off to work this morning but I am sure they will back home early afternoon once the storm is underway.
Enough talk about the weather....
Let's talk barn babies.....
On Sunday morning Cinnie our toggenburg milking goat had her baby. We first thought it was a girl , but she was still very wet when hubby took a look. We called her Clover. BUT...... To our surprise Clover was a boy.....with a closer better look... I'm disappointed :( but he is still cute....
Our incubator has been producing as well. Lots of little chicks day after day. The girls are having fun with them, and enjoying naming then all.
Little Frappy our toggenburg doe kid is still in the house. We are taking her out to the barn to meet with her new family a little every day. Cinnie is still giving her a hard time but we are hoping she will finally take to her. It has been so cold that we couldn't send her out yet.
Yep...you know your a real farmer, when you have farm animals living in your dining room.
Phoebe is doing really well with her calves, and she is giving us plenty of milk.
I have made butter, and whipped cream so far with the lovely cream I'm getting.mmmmm.....
In gardening news....
We have started our veggies in the house on my livingroom window sills. There is so much snow in front of and around the green house, and it has been so cold that I decided to try to start them in the house this year. I have both green,and red bell peppers started, brocolli,cauliflower,kale, oregano,basil, sage,and thyme.
I need to do a few others next week along with the tomatoes,and melons
Mom spent last week in the hospital she was dehydrated once again and needed a little IV boost.
She is back home again and feeling better.
I was able to get a little break and get some housework done throughout the day.
Well time to restock the fires, and get breakfast on. Potato patties, eggs, ham, and biscuits.
I also need to get a roast of pork into the slow cooker for pulled pork for supper. I am making pulled pork sandwiches with creamy potato and ham soup for supper. ( we had a ham on Sunday night for supper, and have been picking off of it since for sandwiches for the lunch boxes. But I will take the rest today and chop it in the soup and through the bone in for extra flavor.
Warm and comforting on a storm day :)
Have a wonderful day and stay safe and warm.
I hope to get some pictures posted up soon as well.