Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Winter!

Well, finally we have our winter weather. It's here, it's here. Chores stay the same. It may take a bit longer and there is always the slip and slide factor. It can get interesting to say the least. We have started buying hay. A bit earlier than we had wished for. However, we are fortunate to have a neighbor who has huge round bales and will deliver as we need. Now our bales are fresh and clean ready to put into the pasture. The tractor again comes through. We also have a new Ram 1500 V8 with a Hemi. I can get to and from work without worry. My little car just wasn't up to it. The roads here are too slippery.
We still have to buy a spike to move the hay. For now we roll the bale over a chain, hook it to the bucket and away we go.
The buck pen is need of a new bale of hay. It only takes a few minutes and breakfast is served boys.
You don't have to call them twice. They are on it. Literally. Just look at that rumen. It's a rumen a little young buck can be proud of. They act like teenage boys sitting down at the table. Like they haven't eaten in days.
Oh no! Here comes a rabid dog. Run for your lives. No, it's just Emma heading for the house. The girls love to play in snow. I guess Labs love water in any form. Breakfast is ready and Mom has called the girls home from play. They enjoy a couple of scrambled eggs mixed into the kibble. Yum! What a great way to warm up on a cold winter day.We continue working on the house. I will have pictures of the staircase. We are down to staining and finishing the last step.
Update about the strike. We went back to work amid strained conditions. We continue to meet with the mediator and a member of the Governor's staff along with management. We wont give up on this but we are willing to negotiate. Still no contract. I was in a staff meeting the other morning and emotions were running high. Tears come quick when we speak about staffing conditions and pressures of fellow nurses. We will continue working on staffing. I will keep you current and you will hear us yell when we finally get a signed contract. Please keep us in your prayers.
We are still here, working hard. The animals seem to be happy. What more can we ask for. Take time out of your Holiday rush to look up at the stars and remember why we are here and the reason for the season.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm

1 comment:

Peggy said...

oh send me some snow...please!!!! LOL Looks alot like Christmas around your place.