Last spring M came home with 2 little piglets. This was one of them. They're so cute when they're little, but as time goes by...they're pathetic. I never thought I'd be able to raise pigs (well I don't raise them...I stay afar away!). But they were cute!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
This is our littlest chicken. We call him Blackie...creative, huh?
He's a laid back little rooster dude. This day it was after the huge snow dump and it was a little chilly out. He was sitting outside the hen house shivering. I felt so bad for him. I gave him some bread...he almost let me hand feed him. He was obviously out of sorts as he usually doesn't let me get this close to him. He's an exotic chicken...when you order chickens in groups of 25, they'll send you a couple exotics for fun. He's a fun one. ...sweet little bird.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Umm...we got skunked today. I wasn't actually fishing, but M was and I hated to point out to him that he was fishing a cold front. That's fishing terms for sucky fishing. Skunked means he didn't catch any fish. He got a ton on the weekend with his friend, but not today. IT still was good to get out in the fresh air.
How can I go a day without including a picture of the ice. It was about 9" thick. Don't let the cracks fool you. It was safe. We have a little spud we take along just to be sure but we didn't need the spud today because the guy in the 3 wheeler was out on the ice. There was no open water anywhere...well...except where M drilled the holes...and those froze up fairly quickly...
All in all...it was good to get out of the house...cabin fever be darned!
Today I went ice fishing with my husband. He asked me to email him my favorite photo that I took today. I have to say it's his mini heater. Remember I said ICE fishing as in we were standing and sitting and walking on ICE...of the frozen variety? Yes it was a mite bit chilly and it's much toastier if the heater is on in the shanty.
I said to M that all the people around here are saying how they can't wait for spring and how I was thinking...winter's just begun! I'm a northern girl at heart ...not a southern girl! I like my winters with lots of snow and cold clear days...AS LONG AS M BRINGS THE HEATER!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
This is the neighbor's shed...we buy milk from them. These neighbors have the goats from a previous post. They milk the cows at 4am and at like 10pm everyday. They never go on vacation. When all is said and done they live below the poverty level. Hmm...food for thought when you get that next glass of milk, eh?