Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Bitter Cold Day on the FARM

The animals do not like the cold, I assure you.

I am fairly sure that most of them would come inside and sleep
in the living room, if allowed.

The fact that I observe their distaste for the cold makes me a very
odd homesteader.

Still. . .they make do, as do we. . .while we have to be out in it,
especially on days like today when it is hovering around 20 degrees.

God Bless the Little Bantam Hens or "Banties"
for still knowing CHICKENS should set on their eggs



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