Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winter at the homestead

 When winter comes, I am usually mostly housebound. This winter, however, I have been out alot. It's been a gentle winter mostly, with only one real storm so far back  in December. The past few weeks have been hovering around 0 degrees Celcius, so pretty mild!
 This past week we had freezing fog, which turned my area into a fairy wonderland. The trees glittered and sparkled, begging to be photographed. Sadly, my camera couldn't capture the lovliness of it.

sadly, though, my neighbour has lost quite a few chickens, roosters, and a duck to the cold that preceeded the mild spell.
 In Puppy news, the cats are getting along much better with him, and he's really quite clever. He's learning his lessons, not perfectly, but he's getting very good at "come" and "sit". He's also working on sit pretty, shake paw, stay, and off. House training isn't going so well. My fault, as I am reluctant to stand outside in the cold with him.

 Can't wait for spring! I am itching to get into the garden and feel the soil in my fingers and toes, plant the seeds and watch them grow. I am thinking to start some seedlings in the house end of Feb, early March.
 That's how things are here right now!


cinder131 said...

You guys STILL have snow? I wonder if we are ever going to get any? Bare ground here same as ever.