"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Friday, February 1, 2013

Holy Hunkering

Hunkering down that is...
What a cRaZy winter, huh?!
Wednesday The Farmer and I went foxhunting and were sweaty and steamy as we started preparations, but soaked and shivering by the time we had all the critters tucked in that night.
Horses were equally confused as we tore blankets off, then threw them back on.
Bathing off mud in the am, hot mashes for dinner!
Monsoon rains led into snow squals...
66 degrees dropped to 26!!!
All this makes for LOTS of extra chores.

Right now I'm pampering my family w/cocoa n cookies,

Kids got a last minute day off from school due to snow!
Love seeing them cuddled up together watching a movie!

but rest assured the critters came first...

The horses are bundled like bugs in TWO rugs!

The goats are snuggling in their straw

'til I woke 'em up!

Only the chickens and guineas appear to be indifferent to these swings...

Time to throw more wood on the fire...
The Farmer works HARD to gather n split ALL our firewood so we pay NO heating bills!

IF I can step over the piles of animals sleeping in front of the woodstove!
Excuse the wood ashes n such from cramming wood in the stove nonstop!

Shhh...cammo kitty doesn't want to be seen sleepin on the job.

Now I'm off to curl up too before heading back out to start chores all over again.
Stay warm friends!


A Daughter of the King said...

Stopping in from Deb's place. This is my first visit to your adorable blog. Question: does anyone ever write on the little chalkboard? So Cute!!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

It's been like that here too! I love hunkering. Your place looks like a hunker haven for sure. : -)

mountain mama said...

wow, that's a big difference in the weather!

love all the pictures, your farm looks so cozy. :)

Anonymous said...

That's Indiana weather this winter too. Surprise spring days in the middle of January that end up covered with snow. We're settled in for the weekend right now - there's a beautiful snow falling and we're watching old movies and reading books. I only wish we'd get some of this through the week so we'd get a surprise day off from school. (So far we've only gotten two delays this winter - kind of a bummer)

Vintage Country Girl said...

I know...this is CRAZY! We are FINALLY getting snow. This is the first good snow we've gotten all winter, but last week it was pouring here too! LOVE the pictures of the cats and dogs sleeping! Hope you're staying warm.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love all your pics.. there is a certain charm to hunkering down that I adore. The coziness..! Stay warm and well.. Tammy

Dolly Sarrio said...

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Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love this post! All of your photos are so cute. Especially the horses and the chickens and guineas. Our guineas don't seem to care about cold weather, either. They stay outside in snowstorms all the time!