The computer is set up in the living room where the television and wood stove are also located. All I have to do is turn my head to the right and BOOM! there's the view. Today, leaves on the ground, maple tree still has some leaves, some icy snow, sheep in the yard, cattle on the hill and beauty all over the place. I am blessed. The sheep were let into the yard so they could graze but that's not lasting. Carly has Very Old Bones and when I go outside to feed her, the younger, bigger ones push her out of the way so they can steal the food/meds. That's also dangerous for me as they don't care if I'm in the way; a big push and that particular problem, me, goes away...or at least down. It's always been said sheep are a woman's livestock but all that means is I get taken out at the knees instead of the head and shoulders by cattle or horses. Farming is tough, hard, dangerous work!
~ water de-icer ~The water trough behind the barn has an electrical outlet so I can plug in a de-icer. Keeping the water from totally freezing means the animals will drink more water and that keeps them healthier. This will work until I get a de-icer that has a thermostat which will work only when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. I also have to work out something for Carly so she'll have warm water this winter. Last winter I took her water several times a day which was a lot of work for me; I'd like to decrease my work load.
~ counter top convection oven, right ~
~ snow is on the -volunteer- pumpkin, left ~
~ Morris Knob, elevation 3,400 feet ~Views from every window are fabulous, no matter the temps or weather. I can always add another sweater if I catch a chill and the dogs know wearing a sweater keeps them warm. Time to fix me something to eat...animals have all been fed, of course, and the refrigerator is calling my name. Hope the food fairy has left me something good.
Blessings ~ living here ~ weather ~ sheep ~ volunteer pumpkins ~ heat ~