Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quark The Wonder Dog

It's been so cold on the farm that even Quark has been forced to wear a parka, altho he isn't fond of it.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thank goodness for automatic waterers!

A few years ago we installed these automatic waterers so that I no longer had to break ice in the winter. They have been a real blessing; however, with the frigid weather we've been having even they freeze. In order to drink, the animals have to use their noses to push the blue balls down to reach the water beneath. Trouble is, the splashed & dripped water all around the balls freeze, & then the balls are locked into place to the extent that even with the horses striking them with their feet failed to dislodge the balls. At least all I have to do is go around with hot water & a hammer to dislodge the blue balls...sure beats chopping ice on the ponds!

Friday, January 8, 2010


We escaped the heavy snow that blankets a lot of the country, but we haven't escaped the cold temperatures. The low tonight is supposed to be 1 degree & the high tomorrow is expected to be 13 degrees. Brrr !!