Around the Homestead

Ice and Snow Pictures…

Here are a few pictures from the fun ice storm/snow storm we went through last week. 

Here is part of our backyard a portion of the way through the storm.  This is post-ice/pre-snow.  Looks like fun doesn’t it.  Almost every new fence we put up needs restretched.  For those of you with wire goat fencing you will feel my pain : )

Sorry about the blinds in the picture, but they would fly away otherwise.  Our bird feeders were frozen closed, so I took the liberty of throwing a can of sunflower seeds in our driveway every morning for the cute little things.  A few of them, a female Cardinal inparticular, looks as if she could afford to miss a meal, but who am I to decide.

Last but not least is the wonderful fridge outside our backdoor.  I just knew we would wake up to a bunch of raccoon thieves at our backdoor, but they stayed away.

Seven days after losing power, two REALLY nice guys from South Dakota hooked our power back up for us.  Yea, they were great and went the extra mile for Randy and I and we appreciate them dearly for it.

My Grandma is still in the hospital and although she is in quite a bit of pain, they seem to have backed off any new complications.  She has pancreatitis that flares up once or twice a year, so she just needs to get it back under control.  We are really hoping for a speedy recovery so she can be home for Christmas.

I have to say I am a little bit of a grinch this year.  I’m hoping to get my Christmas decorations down this weekend (Yes, before Christmas).  We have so much on our plate right now I need to do it this weekend so when the snow/mud is gone I can focus on clean up efforts at our house and Grandma’s.  So, they will be boxed up (all but the tree) and stowed away for next year.  I’m excited to start a new year.  I just place my seed/plant order today (all Heirloom), and I am so excited.  I just finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and for anyone who likes gardening, eating organic, or eating pasture/grass finished meat I highly recommend this book.  Loved it!  I’m such a nerd I even took notes as I read it.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. 

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