Thursday, November 4, 2010

And the rain took away the last of the leaves

I admit to not being ready for winter.

If you live in suburbia, snow can be wonderful!

If you live on a farm, the snow and freezing temps

are not nearly so fantastic.

Hey, I still find snow beautiful, but last year,

each snow brought the fear we would loose our power

here, and that makes feeding and caring for the 40 plus

animals here difficult, and that is an understatement.

Still, even with power, the trudging up and down the hill,

the slips and spills, the endless bedding and stall cleaning, the

frozen water, and miserable animals, sick of the cold. . .well,

it is not much fun for anyone except the kids.

Children are oblivious to the trials and tribulations of

farm for the most part. When winter comes, thankfully, they

anticipate Christmas and Snow in a way I wish I still could!

So the rain over the last 24 hours has taken away almost the last of the

leaves. . .the hills looked skeletal today, and that is not the most flattering

of appearances, but I believe it makes us truly appreciate Spring when it comes back

around, so. . .

Bon Voyage until next year, leaves. . .I shall miss you all while you're gone ;)



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington