Farm Life: Taking A Break

IMG_2345I do not want to frighten anyone away from living in a rural area by making our life seem like nothing but hard work and toil.  Winter has sent us another snow storm today.  The forcast is for about 4 inches of snow, followed by sleet-ice-rain.  I will leave the decision about whether to plow until tomorrow.  In the meantime, we can relax, wrap Christmas presents, write cards, and take the dogs for a walk.  Maybe I should put some of my drafted posts together.  Or, just have another cup of tea.


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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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13 Responses to Farm Life: Taking A Break

  1. Pingback: Snow on the farm | As I See It

  2. Barneysday says:

    Tea by a warm fire, now that sounds just about right.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      We have had both wood stoves running for most of this week. Night time temperatures have been around 15F until last night. But, next week a warm spell should thaw us out. I hear that CA has been frosty too.

      • Barneysday says:

        Last week’s snow is still on the ground. Usually doesn’t last for more than a day or two. Getting warmer today, but very cold nights.

        We’ve actually been in Las Vegas for 4 days. Had a great trip, very clear there and cold nights. Best part, is we came home with their money in our pocket!!!

  3. Laurie says:

    A cup of tea sounds like a good idea … or maybe hot chocolate made with real dark chocolate. Good luck with the weather. It looks like the dogs are having fun at least!

    • hermitsdoor says:

      We are about to check the conditions for walking to the mail box (1 mile away). We will see how enthusiatic the dogs are. The wood stove may be more appealing to them. How did you fair with the extremely cold weather than blew throuh last week? Bet you got some good photos of icecycles. I’ll drop by your blog.

      • Laurie says:

        We did have very cold weather – as low as 2 degrees, but the precipitation missed us for the most part. No icicles to photograph and just patches of snow. Personally, I was happy not to have to shovel. Just east of us got hit with very bad weather. There were quite a few car accidents. I’m happy not to have been a part of that either. Take care!

      • hermitsdoor says:

        Can’t get people to stay inside for their own good. One neighbor decided to go run some errands in the middle of today’s storm and put his truck into the woods. Fortunately, he was able to work his way out.

  4. Map of Time says:

    The dogs look like they enjoy the snow!

    • hermitsdoor says:

      Especially Bella, the Akita mix. A few winters ago, when we had a series of 1 – 3 foot snows, as it finally melted, she sat on the last piles relishing all the fun she had in those snow pathways.

  5. I confess I searched your site for a good pic of Bella. You are right she does look a little like Bob.
    He is in fact 100% Norwegian Elkhound, but they are a close cousin of the Akita (or so I think because most of them bear a resemblance to him.) Your second dog looks like he is a mix as well.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      Thanks for increasing the statistics :). Bella’s Akita heritage is our deduction based on her coat (Akita’s faces are usually more square). She was found by the side of the road when she was a puppy. Tippy is a boarder collie – black lab mix, also known as an oops at the neighbor’s farm. We knew both of those parents.

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