It Snowed.

I live in Western Oregon. We don’t get much snow. Usually.

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Usually.

 

I got a good 12-14 inches over this last week. I am, as I like to tell myself, snowed in. Can’t go to work. nope. Can’t go to the hardware store. Can’t do anything. Are you expecting me to do something? BECAUSE I CAN’T.

Its very nice to be forced to rest and relax.

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Tabitha enjoys the snow, this is the only not blurry picture I’ve got.

The pigs are comfortable in their lean-to

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Rosie is happy as can be.

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Piglets arn’t sure what to make of the stuff.

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As my neighbor said, “Have you ever seen pigs in the snow?! I’ve never seen pigs in the snow! HarHARHAR! Pigs in the snow!”

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Sheep are all doing fine. Everyone stays in the barn pretty much. only sneaking out for a little bit, then coming back in.

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Ash had triplets (!!) last Monday, sadly 2 were still born (because she’s crazy and holds in her lambs) but the surviving ram is doing fine. I should have induced her when her belly dropped and nothing happened.

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Since I have time (!!!) I started cooking. I made shortbread, creme brule, mozzeralla, venison chili, bread pudding……possibly more on the way!

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Ashs milk is so rich right now that I’m getting a pound of cheese out of one quart of milk. THAT’S CRAZY. We’ll see if it changes when  I take her lamb off at nights. Right now hes on her all the time, soon ill have a night space set up and I’ll start milking for reals. I think he may be drinking all the lighter milk and leaving me with the cream that tends to be the last out of the udder.

I’ve started calling him “Muttonchop”

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Blaze is getting BIG and bagging up. Monk seems to be a few weeks behind.

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So all is well with everyone. I’m starting to feel energetic and not burned out. I could use another few days of this. Sadly, I’m out of pig food and i had to cancel my straw delivery. Looks like I’ll be going into to and reentering society again soon.

 

 

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