Friday, December 28, 2012

First Real Winter Storm

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  Once again we had our celebration a couple of days early.  It seems to work out better with our family so we can be together. I had the pleasure of working Christmas this year. It was really a good day that I got to spend with some really great nurses and doctors.
The weather took a wonderful turn after Christmas and we got about 8" of snow sooo.... it looks like Maine again!
The skies are a beautiful blue against the pure white today. 
During the snow showers yesterday Ted had to get out the new toy.  This year we treated ourselves to a new snowmobile and all the gear to stay warm while out on cold winter days.  I have a tendency to suffer from SAD during the winter. I am great for staying inside way too much.  After much discussion we decided to go ahead and get the Yamaha Venture, 4 stroke, 2 up. So, the purchase of the snowmobile is a therapeutic investment of sorts. Well, that is what I keep telling myself. Sounds logical.
This is the picture I took from the top of our hill today. I already feel better just being out in the sunshine. I love the view of the farm in the distance. We knew this hayfield would be good for something besides hay.
 
Our granddaughter, Jasmine, is up until after the New Year. We were warm and toasty yesterday while the snow fell.  We made 4 batches of cookies.  Enough to enjoy now and plenty for her to take back to New Jersey and share with her mom. 
Emma kept watch for any drops and there were a few.
Lucy kept close watch on the wood stove to make sure it kept burning bright. 
A peaceful time.  Quiet view from our window. I love snow storms, especially when I can stay home and not drive in them. 
You can barely make out some white shadows in the sheep barn.  Fuzzy is looking out at the storm. They stay nice and cozy in their little barn while the weather is nasty out. No chickens out either.  We open the doors to let in fresh air but the birds refuse to go out in the weather.
I don't really blame them. Things on the farm are at a slow pace.  We got a late start this year with taking the lambs to butcher. They will be going on Jan 4.  At least that will lighten our feed load a bit.  Hope everyone is safe and staying warm.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm
 

13 comments:

GreyWolf said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas and had some wonderful company. You photos are wonderful and the snow looks so beautiful. I agree that it is nice to see as long as you don't have to get out in it on the roads. It was also our first major snowfall here in MI and I swear the people forgot how to drive in it. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

snow here too! i can't get enough of it. this is my time of year!!! your granddaughter is too cute!

Peggy said...

What a winter wonderland you are living in! Beautiful. Am in the mountains until next weekend and so far only snow flurries but hoping for a good snow before I go back home. Have a blessed New Year!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I'm with Lucy, make sure the fire doesn't go out, keep a really close eye on it, LOL. Glad you had a good Christmas ... Happy New Year, let's hope 2013 is a good year, a really good year.

Ruth Dixon said...

Wish we had snow, but alas, southern Oregon isn't known for it. Your pictures are beautiful... and good for you for getting the snowmobile and getting out and about...

NancyDe said...

Merry Christmas - it looks so beautiful. We've had lots of precipitation, too, but of course, it's been rain here in Hawaii.

Dog Trot Farm said...

It is winter in Maine! I for one enjoy winter, as I have gotten older my fondness for hot weather has deminished. Congratulations on the new snowmobile, it sure looks like fun..this evening around 8:00PM Mr. Dog Trot and I donned our snowshoes and headlamps and hiked our wooded trails, what fun after dark hiking is...Happy New Year to you, Julie.

Ellen in Oregon said...

Your home is decorated beautifully inside & out. The snow ski looks like lots of fun along with a fast way to get around the farm for chores. Jasmine is one of the cutest cookie makers I have seen in a long time. I'm sure she will have a great time on the farm & be a big help to you.
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all the nurses, like yourself, that work the holidays. I spent a week last month in ICU and I received the best of care from the nursing staff. Drs. seem to get the thanks, but frequent flyer patients know that the hospital would not function without the nurses who do the hard work.
Hope everyone at the farm enjoys the snow & that snow ski. Have a very Happy New Year!

Marigold said...

I was wondering what had happened to you! LOVE the shot out the window of the tree in the snow and that Jasmine is just TOO cute! Hugs!

luckybunny said...

Beautiful photos! I am loving the snow - I don't like the extra work for chores but I don't really mind the snow too much. The animals hate it though :) Looks like fun times in the kitchen! :) Cute picture.

Lili said...

Dontcha know all toys are therapeutic! Your farm is very beautiful blanketed in white. I'm enjoying it very much here as well...we got lots of it too. xo

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful snow! Stay warm! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

katiegirl said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas! I'm jealous of your snow and especially of your bright blue skies! Our winters in MD seem to be accompanied by drab gray skies. Yuck! Hope you all have a very happy New Year!