RicelandMeadows


Starting to Pile up
January 5, 2013, 8:53 pm
Filed under: January 2013 | Tags: , ,
Up past the windows already

Up past the windows already

                                                              January 5, 2013

     The snow is piling up, but it’s making for some great fun. Today we hitched Duke to a cart and drove him around the farm. My hired man wants to learn to be a draft horse teamster. We are working in that direction. He drove quite a while today. I had the pleasure of watching another young man start to get the draft horse bug.

     We drove out through the woods to see where we needed to clear fallen tree limbs from the sap roads. It was a nice drive. There is a bit of work waiting on us. No big deal, we will get it cleaned up soon. It did make for a bumpy ride now and then, but we all survived 😮

     A couple of good days and we can have the fallen stuff cleaned up. We can also have branches that would be “face slappers” trimmed back. I also want to widen a few places in the road. Road building and maintenance is a constant job, by a fun one for sure…. at least I think so!

     It is warm outside right now. I just finished chores and the thermometer reads right at freezing 32 degrees. It is much warmer than we have had for several days.. I kind of miss the cold. I think it’s good for us.

     Snow is in the forecast for next week, as is a warm spell. The weatherman is even calling it the “January Thaw”… Really!? it has only been cold for a week. These young guys never saw the winters back in the late seventies I guess…if they did, they’d know what a pile of snow really looks like! and how welcomed a thaw can be!

 


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