Want to take a tour with me?
Two days ago, Steve gated the cows into the winter pasture. First day of hunting season is Monday, and they are much safer in a more confined area. Plus, it gives the main pasture time to recover.
So here the cows are yesterday (Thanksgiving) totally pissed off because they cant go in the big pasture. Yes, they think the grass is greener where they cant go. (the pasture is actually behind them…. they had been looking into the pasture, then turned around in seeming resignation to head to the pond to wade.)
And this is what it looks like out there today.
I took a little walk today out in the snow. It was about 30, no wind and a very heavy, wet snow coming down pretty hard.
I saw a turkey up in the tree. Guess he was glad he made it through yesterday, huh?
These trees are in the front yard. On the right is Steve’s favorite, a blue spruce. He and his son planted it in 1995. It grows about 2 feet a year. Every year he puts Christmas lites on it, but I dont think he can this year. Last year he had a ladder ….. on a piece of plywood….. on top of his bucket…… lifted as high as the tractor bucket goes…… and I couldn’t look. Sure made a pretty tree, but man it made me nervous. The trees on the left are hemlocks and I hate them….. except when we have pretty snow like this. Doesnt the snow make them attractive?
And here is the new rake that isnt so new anymore….but I still have a fascination with it’s roundness and angles.
When I got out to the road, the cows had to be nebby. (is that a PA word? it means nosy) They were NOT happy with me because I had no food for them. They still had to rush on over and check to be sure.
Below, you see Snowball (on the left) is teaching his sister Harriet all about snow. Snowball was born in the snow (thus the name). Harriet is our newest calf, and this is her first major snow. She loves to run, regardless of weather. She is the most energetic calf we have ever had.
And oh my, is Bessie ever wide. She is due to have a calf any day.
Here is the tractor……another thing that looks prettier in snow!
And here is some of the wood Steve will split and bring in for the fireplace tonite.
A few leaves……
Well……. now you know what a productive day I have had! (really, I did do a whole lot of other things) So let me show you what Steve did.
He came in after his chores tonite to tell me to grab my camera and boots….. “sky alert to the northeast!” (I have him trained well don’t you think?)
Honestly…… we do have alot of ugly stuff around too. But who takes photos of that???