We haven't been able to make our deliveries and we do look forward to getting back into our routine, but we sure have enjoyed seeing the beauty of this much snow around the farm. It sure does make the normal farm work more difficult and the goats and chickens aren't very happy about it, but we rejoice in the beauty of it and the possibility of sledding and other fun snow-related activities!
Enjoy a virtual "walk around the farm" in photos below!
Below, the greenhouse tucked into the snow filled with chickens in their composting mulch. The sun warming it up naturally.
The back pasture in the early morning sun. A -3 degree morning.
The meat chicken pen and the egg mobiles, waiting for use in the spring and summer months.
It took a bit of digging to get into the barns to feed the goats.
A view of the farm from our house. Even our foot prints from the night prior, are already again covered by snow with only a small indication that we were there.
The pastures painted completely white.
The sun getting ready to set. With marks from the snow tires of our faithful friends who delivered raw milk to us!
The milk delivery - dropped off in an ice chest we left out, with the lid off. Now filled with snow to hold the milk!
We dug a small path so the goats could get out for some sunshine. No one was interested in leaving the barn except Gio! He is a playful, try-anything-new kind of guy. He liked to eat and jump and play in the snow!
Below, Rose and her daughter Asia stay warm in their stall under their safety heat lamp.
Our driveway, after shoveling a path, only to have it covered again the next day. That steep incline at the bottom, out of sight, is what has kept us from leaving the farm as we aren't sure we can get back up it!
Below the small river just near our property, looks even more beautiful under the snow!
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;... " Isaiah 55:10