I fear that farming in winter, especially in Upstate New York, might be a bit repetitive. It mostly consists of running outside, seeing to feedings, de-icing waters, collecting eggs, milking (when Bert kindly leaves any behind for us, which will soon no longer be an issue, but more about that later) and giving everyone a quick once over before running back to the house so we can defrost in front of the fire.
So I thought I would share a couple of photos from a recent walk about the homestead.
Tractor and cat tracks. We also found rabbit and deer tracks but, of course, I neglected take pictures of those.
A man, his dog, and their little bit of woods.
Looks like that one is going to need to come down this year.
And finally, after a few days of staying in the coop due to high winds and below freezing temps, we let the ladies and, ahem, their two gentlemen out for some fresh air and a much missed sun bath. She led the pack, saw the snow, gave it a peck or two and said…
“um, no way. You people are crazy!*
Hope you have a happy week filled with sunshine and laughter.
*They did eventually come out. It took them quite a while and they exited one by one, jumping from the top of the ramp down onto the grass under the coop where, as far as I know, they stayed for the remainder of the day. It does beg the question of how the heck they got back in later that night?!?