First Winter Storm…


Bella, the storm, came ripping through our area last Saturday like a freight train, dropping off lots of snow, slush and unpleasantness to the whole middle of the U.S.  We woke to a light dusting, but then it stopped.   We laughed and thought, is this all?   But then the second round of this storm hit and we got a good slap in the face.  Pretty soon, we have about 3 to 5 inches on the ground and then a nice yucky layer of slush that froze to ice in the Sunday aftermath which made temps plummet to around 13 to 15 degrees.  Wow, ouch.


The second part of the storm was getting a little nasty and Maggie decided to help out the ram boys up front by wrapping their shelter in heavy plastic.   It really was on our chore list, but doing it in the middle of a mini blizzard just made the experience so much more fun!  Huldur was excited, if nothing else and to be honest, it made it super nice inside the boy’s fort.  It had some cover to it, but it was gappy and just not really nice.  Now, it’s very cozy in there!  DSC_0202 DSC_0203 DSC_0205

We got this top off a semi truck from friends last year and let me tell you, it has been so darn useful all over the place.   Apparently it is a very tough plastic tarp with little fiberglass threads in it!  The stuff is amazing!  We have used it all over the homestead.  This is the last of our stash, but I think we can do a little more magic with it.

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We got everyone settled, lots of good hay and feed and secured shelter and then we came in to stay warm and do like the kitties…  nap!   Nothing better than a nice long nap during a winter storm.  The skies were all dark and stormy and the cold made it just perfect to snuggle up and snooze!!!


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the banjo player for Deepwater Bluegrass, and the editor of as well as the main graphic designer of the Westvon Publishing empire. She is a renaissance woman of many talents and has two lovely daughters and a rehab mobile home homestead to raise.

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