CATS AND BOXES – THE BOYS SNOWBLOWING -PIZZA NIGHT

30 12 2012

GOOD MORNING

4 + inches of snow yesterday and overnight.  It looks like this will be a good season for maple syrup farmers.

Cats and Boxes

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If I just set a box down there is a cat in it in minutes.  Sammy liked this box.  Shorty tried and and looked around and decided it wasn’t for him.

THE BOY’S SNOW BLOWING

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In 2011 I decided to get an electric snow blower.  I looked at all the options and decided to buy it from Gardners Supply of Vermont. I have been very happy with everything I have bought from them.  I had planned to use this to keep the barn door upstairs clean of snow.  I didn’t use it at all last year.  Today while looking for my snow shovel I saw the blower and got it out.

RICKY FINISHING UP THE PATH

RICKY FINISHING UP THE PATH

 The boys did a wonderful job making a path to Davids house.  It was quick and easy.  You do have to push it but don’t have to lift the snow.  Its lightweight and easy to pick up and move.

PIZZA

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The boys take turns making a meal once a week.  So tonight Ricky made Pizza.  It was so much better than store bought and I didn’t have to do anything.  Ricky bought me a pasta machine on his last trip here so one day we will make pasta.

 

 

 

Hoping that you have a wonderful day  and thank you for reading my blog.    Carole





POTATO CATALOG – MORE SNOW – SPRING FLOWERS

29 12 2012


HELLO

It’s snowing quite a bit now and we are supposed to get at least 4 inches.  All the errands are done and we have settled in.

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This Church, Saint John’s,  has services every Saturday.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POTATO CATALOG

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I received this catalog yesterday in the mail.  I think when its time to order potatoes I will order from them .  They do not buy or sell monsanto seed and are  certified organic.  They also sell pasture seed and I would like to offer the sheep more grazing area.  And they are sort of local, Maine.  They have been farming organically since 1976.

WOOD PILE

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My wood pile is slowly dwindling down.  I think I have used 1/3 of the 1-1/2 cords.  I will need to get at least 2 cords next year.

SPRING FLOWERS

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The Hyacinth’s have just started blossoming out.  I love the smell and with snow on the ground  they are more special.                                                   Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole

 

 

 

 





HOOKING WITH HANDSPUN MORE SNOW!!!!

28 12 2012

GOOD MORNING

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The snow is beautiful this morning.  My son did all the plowing and shoveling, which is wonderful.  I have a few areas that I would like to do this afternoon.  I love having the 4 seasons.  Of course by March I am sick of winter.  To me its a peaceful season, a time for quiet reflection, no outside chores so I can concentrate on things that I want to do inside.  Finishing up some of my projects, and reading books are things that happen mostly in the winter.

Sadie stayed in

Sadie stayed in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marley

Marley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some more pictures from yesterday.

RUG HOOKING WITH YARN

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I am spinning the roving bulky.

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I started this in the spring.  I have lots of roving from Elliott and want to get some of it used up in a rug.  The spun yarn is very durable and will stand up to years of punishment.  I am trying to use up handspun yarn,  I can see now that it will be a rest of my life task, but this rug will make a dent in it.

I am hoping that you have a wonderful day.  We are expecting more snow tomorrow!!!!!!   Thank you for reading my blog.                                             Carole





WINTER COMES TO WHISPERING PINES FARM

27 12 2012

GOOD MORNING

It’s still snowing a nice powdery snow.

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Winter Wonderland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elliott did not want to come back in.  Even though he is 20 he still loves to run around in the snow.

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The bird feeders are full.

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David with his wonderful machine and the church at the end of out hill.

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The house covered in snow.

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The sheep checking out the white stuff.  Sadie stayed in!!!!!  She is older and wiser than the rest!

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Many thanks for reading my blog and have a wonderful day.                 Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





WINTER STORM – BETTYS HORSES-LIL

27 12 2012

HELLO

The snow has already started and we are supposed to get at least 6 inches then some sleet and freezing rain.  Tomorrow will be quite messy.   I am so glad that I don’t have to even think about going to work.  We are ready for the snow, My son put the plow on the ATV and the sheep are snug in the barn.  I picked up a supply of carrots and cabbages at Atkins so they are all set. 

As the wood stove dies out Shorty is getting the last bit of warmth from it and Willie is out like a light in front of the pellet stove.

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Lil and her Rocking Horse

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Lil takes her first ride on her rocking horse with Dad.

 

 

 

Betty’s horses

While I was in Belchertown I stopped at my youngest daughter Betty’s house.    She is a horse lover and has a few horses and a very large dog.

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Beamer is on the right.  He is a Morgan.   I was horse crazy as a child, that was the only thing I wanted every Christmas,a horse.  I got my wish in my mid 40’s when Betty and I got Amanda.  Betty was working then at Mt. Holyoke college and heard that a Morgan school horse was being retired.  Unfortunately Amanda overheard that she was going to be retired and took it quite seriously.  She really didn’t want to be ridden again.  We loved her anyway and she lived out her life on the farm.  She loved peppermint candies and would get all excited if she heard the rusle of the plastic wrapping.

Thank you for reading my blog and hope you have a wonderful day.    Carole