Friday, February 22, 2013

Winter, Tree Guinea Ornaments, and Coots

Winter is in full swing. We have had snow followed by melt and then rain and then blizzard.  A real swing. More like a pendulum. The guineas have decided that there is just too much snow on the ground. They have become tree birds. They sit in the lilac tree waiting. Waiting for the warm summer days when they can roam the pasture looking for ticks, grasshoppers and those tasty seeds they are so fond of. 
There is another snow storm headed our way this weekend. Then the trails will be loaded with that fresh beautiful snow. We are waiting, not so patiently, to take the sled out again. I think Maine trails are some of the most beautiful. The best groomed that is a definite.
For two old coots we  do have fun.

Now we just have two little young coots to take along.  We are looking for a youth helmet and snow gear for Jasmine. That way she can go with Ted or me on the sled. Noah is still too young for the snowmobile. He doesn't mind staying inside on those cold days. A nice dry diaper and a warm bottle.
I can sit here and remember the warmth of summer, the green lush grass and the sounds of crickets.
Then there is the ever present reminder of winter. We aren't bemoaning our winter. We are embracing it and enjoying it's drastic differences from the other seasons.
How is your landscape changing? Are you having a blizzard or nice sunny warm days? Are you tree sitting with the guineas? Happy Winter Ya'll!
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


GreyWolf said...

I think I'm like you guineas, tired of this winter and it's snow, and dreaming of eaten bugs and the seeds of summer.

Marigold said...

If you see a bunch of goats roosting in a tree, that would be us. Mainly trying to keep our hooves dry.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love winter and am still hoping to get more of it. it just seems like summer weather comes too early and stays to late!

Jj Starwalker said...

I love that pic of the guineas in the bush. You have quite a few of them there, so even when a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, you have something of value! LOL We have a bird who is happy "in hand" ... or more accurately ON hand, as our little silkie hen will contentedly perch on the side of K's hand quite often.

I was just thinking, again, of how I am reminded every year how much I love the late winter and spring snows. They always seem so pretty and fluffy. Today is an example.

Dog Trot Farm said...

It has been snowing here at Dog Trot Farm all day and continues as I type. It is February after all. I should not complain, I wouldn't think of living anywhere else. What adorable children you have and what a wonderful place you have for them to grow up. Sweet photos of the guinea's in the lilac bush. No outting for my hens today, they perfer to remain sung in their coop. Greetings, Julie.

Rain said...

So very true-when we figure out lifes trip-reality comes along and puts us on the right path all along....enjoy your little trips around the farm and especially your grands...they are adorable...yes much work at our age.....but we do what we have to do :)
Rain....from down the road in Orrington !

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Are you still fighting the snowy, cold weather? I am SO ready for spring!