Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up...On A Monday

This is going to be a quickie. I may come back and add some more "details" later, but I'm worried about the old guys and want to head back out for a barn check.  The weather here is not good. Still, I'm trying to keep the week's end wrap up running...even if it's not technically the weekend any longer. I'd have done it last night, but I got sucked into the SNL 40th Anniversary ;-).


This was taken several days ago (when the weather was lovely) and I've actually added quite a few rows since.  I'm really enjoying knitting the Peerie Flooers hat and I'm hoping my technique is getting better as I go.  This is a "warm up" for the Iknitarod.  We are following the Yukon Quest race.  They aren't having great weather either.


More painting this year.  Wanted a small, fun project.  We'll see what develops.


16 new spindles underway.  I like to make drop spindles :-).


A HUGE box of wool arrived from Nistock Farms.  I'm trying to save opening the box for the Winter Wool Workshop...but the anticipation is killing me ;-).


And while we had cold, but sunny and no wind weather yesterday, we worked to prep the barn for the upcoming nasty week.  I wanted to run a heavy extension cord out to a heated water bucket for Del Boca Vista.  I ran the cord through some PVC jump poles.  You can see why I would want to do that ;-).


Of course Graham had to help.  He was disappointed in the lack of power tools.


As was Baaxter.  Baaxter helps with everything we do around the barn.  He is so curious and interested and not just in a nosy sheep sort of way.  I really think he's watching how we do things and wants to help. He'd totally be an engineer if he was a "real boy".


Jester and Ford enjoyed the warm afternoon.  And it really was warm.  The temps were in the low 20s but with no wind and full sun, it was actually very pleasant.  


Tim and Comby waiting for a parts delivery.


Paige (Talk's mom) and I tore up the manure spreader.  She and Tim had it back running in no time :-).


And this cold looking sunset last night definitely delivered and is still going strong.  The wind and snow is blowing down from Stella's house (the east), which very rarely happens.  The little shed in Del Boca Vista is cold with the snow blowing in.  The boys are cold :-(.  

I added a big piece of plywood to the front this morning and that seemed to help quite a bit.  I just hope it's going to help enough.  I sat in there for a bit and I think it's warmer in there than in the big barn under a lamp like we used last year.  But that's why I'm headed back up to check on them.  The plan can always change.

How did your weekend wrap up?  And for all the folks facing the cold, stay wrapped up!  ;-)


14 comments:

Michelle said...

It looks like you have everyone all set. I know your animals get supreme care!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great helpers!!

Benita Story said...

It's odd for you to get so much more snow than we have. Driving back from Cincinnati to Indianapolis Saturday facing those strong winds was a challenge, i swear my hands are still sore from gripping the steering wheel. Batten down and stay safe!!

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

Woke to 15 degrees below zero with wind chills of 40-60 degrees below zero!!!! When it hits 20 degrees here....I'm going to put on shorts and celebrate!

Karen Battersby said...

Since it's a holiday weekend you technically made the post in time. I love that GL and Baaaadxter were such a great help to you. What would you do without them (besides finish all your chores sooner)?

Tombstone Livestock said...

If you could load every one up and make the trip you are welcome to come to California where the temps are above normal, high 70's here lots of green, green grass but if we don't get some more rain summer is going to be a really big problem

Marianne said...

Hope all your preparations are good. Stay safe and warm yourself. It is amazing that you get anything done with the sheep helping. If they had opposable thumbs you would be in trouble.

Michelle said...

I'm sorry you're getting hit by the weather. I think the continent has tilted, we're in full-on spring, and our mountain snow pack is pathetic. It all went east.

Sandra Morris said...

February has been a cold one! I am so looking forward to spring!!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Thinking of you, Jester and Ford :( Those 'boyz'.....nosy Parkers if there ever were. Love the hat and the little squares?
Oh hell woman, just open the BOX !! :) I won't tell...........

Susan said...

There's nothing worse than bitter cold temps and wind. I don't sleep a wink and I only have a few denizens to worry about. I hope everyone at Punkin's Patch makes it through the week with flying colors. I know they are all in good, caring hands.

ineedorange said...

Since I am late to the party, and have already read today's post and know the oldsters are ok, I can just enjoy GL and B, busily "helping"............... :-)

LannieK said...

Such good helpers you have :-) Hope DBV residents stay warm and toasty - sounds like you have them covered. It's that darn wind is what's so bad. I'd send sunshine... but, only coming up with clouds. Do stay warm!

Lisa Smith said...

Ahhh. . . thanks for including the shot of Tim and Comby. . . whenever you post a Comby picture I can't help but let out an audible "Ohhhhh Comby!".

I'm still trying to figure out a way to smuggle myself out for your Winter Wool Workshop! I'd gladly just do all the "grunt work", whatever you have! (And give Comby lots of love.....) Hopefully my health will cooperate and some time when you have an event I'll be able to attend for real. In the meantime, thank you so much for each and every post you do. Receiving them is truly a bright spot in my day.

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