The snow is piling up and we are very grateful for it. Hopefully that will translate to a rise in the well water. last year the water table dropped at least eight feet. Which means we are now looking at several options including water catchment systems, hauling water from town, developing some new wells.
The doggies are in their glory. Loving the piles of snow - or as they see them: Doggie Lookouts!
Once in a Blue Moon
Winter isn't the best time to be bringing in the wood, but this year it was necessary. A combination of procrastination and doing other things during the summer. A mistake I won't be making this year. We heat everything with wood as using electricity to heat is like burning money. This year we resorted to trading Pork for Firewood. Dave used his skidder to untangle the pick up stick from the pond forest. It's all dead bug wood pine and the wind has done a fair job in knocking it into unr…
The snow is melting like, well, snow in spring time. The top of the tire garden is starting to show through the snow. Those are three logging truck tires on top of each other filled with soil. So still a bit of snow to go before I have to weed whack the grass. I will plant some spinach and spring onions before the snow is all gone. I will put some plastic over the tires to speed up the process. It's going to be a late spring.
Melt water has turned road ruts into impromptu ditches. Fortunately all the water here is diverted onto our Southern fields.
Attempting to get to the wood pile. Not gong to happen until the road gets a bit more solid. Like in a couple of weeks. The piggies are partly to blame. This part of the road is South facing and the snow melted off it first leaving bare ground. Ideal for rootevators who have just walked on the snow over the fences!
Four sows in stalls, three of which decided to have their babies within a couple of days of each other. Two o…
Sometimes I really can't see the forest for the trees. I get wrapped up in the details of keeping a farm running that the big picture can escape me. What are we doing this for? Ah, well it is the season for navel gazing - after I get the water trucked in from town. Low well. Hopefully the amount of snow we have this year will have a positive impact on the water table.
An accidental photo. Something the Google fixed up from one of my photos in its collection.
If ever I needed a reminder that wood gathering is best done in the non snow months.
Some times, when it's all said and done, we just need to put another log on the fire and snuggle up with someone!