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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Let It Blow
Rog is out in the cold playing with the new snowblower.
A lot of guys might have waited until after noon when the blizzard is supposed to end and the wind might calm a bit, but either his Minnesota work ethic kicked in or he just couldn't resist the allure of a new toy.
I was already out and fed the critters - not as much fun when you have to wade through crotch-deep snowdrifts. I brought the poultry a pot of hot oatmeal with leftover squash soup and some coconut oil stirred in to warm them up. Now I am admiring Rog's work and the beautiful snow from indoors through the frosty windows while my migraine diminishes - triggered, I suspect, by lying awake all night worrying about the stupid guinea hen that refused to go into the barn and instead clung to a high tree branch, whipping around in the bitter wind. I expected to find him frozen stiff this morning, but somehow he survived.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.