OUR MAIN BARN
It's snowing here at bide a wee farm. Snow is a rare commodity in Western Oregon. We usually get a dusting once a year but it rarely stays around for long. This year we're having an honest-to-goodness cold snap. At the start of the week the temperature dropped below freezing and stayed there for days. Because our climate is so moderate, our barns and water systems are not set up for freezing temperatures. The first day our water to the barn froze, then the pipes in the well house froze and we lost power - ugh! Fortunately the power is back on now and the well thawed without any broken pipes (yeah!) but we're still hauling water around the property and probably will be until the weather warms up. The exiting news is that we may have a white Christmas - that would really be a rare occurrence!
THE DOGS; (LEFT TO RIGHT) SUE, WILLIS AND NERO
Yesterday was sunny and beautiful so I shirked my duties and spent some time taking snow photos. I've posted some below - my apologies to those of you who get lots of snow and have seen this all before...
JACOB EWE LAMBS; SHELBY, WINSOME & ELOISE
NAVAJO-CHURRO FLOCK SIRES; MTF MR. MAJESTIC, PDF HARRY AND BAW SALAZAR
JACOB FLOCK SIRES; BIDEAWEE GERALD AND BIDEAWEE TUCKER
A FEW OF OUR CHICKENS (THESE ARE RHODE ISLAND REDS)
LARRY, THE GUARD LLAMA
JACOB EWES; TORRI AND ELLA
NAVAJO-CHURRO EWE LAMB; YOLANDA
OUR GRAND OLD JACOB RAM - SWALLOW LANE MONTGOMERY (ALMOST TEN NOW)
AND THE NEIGHBOR'S HORSE 'BLAZE' WHO CAME OVER TO SEE WHAT I WAS UP TO
OK, better head out and get my chores done. Learning how this blog works has been fun but time consuming. To paraphrase an old adage: you can teach an old shepherd new tricks but you can't make her learn them quickly!
Thanks for visiting our blog. I'll do my best to keep it current so I hope you'll check back again soon. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!