Thursday, January 7, 2010

Options-inside or outside

Today the preferred option would be to not go outside. Even the sheep are hanging around inside the barn today. There's a cold wind blowing and snow swirling about, and as that saying (sorta) goes, it's not a fit day out for man nor beast. The local weatherman is predicting lows in the single digits tonight. But, it is beautiful, looking out the windows toward that big oak tree in front of our farmhouse. Unfortunately, there's no automated livestock feeding facility here at Tanglewood Farm, someone will have to go out into the cold to feed all the animals. I feel a little guilty admitting that, for a change, it won't be me. I have been feeling a little under the weather (no pun intended--I promise) and Mike has taken over my barn chores for the day.

This is the best option of all. I've been spending my afternoon knitting in front of the fireplace and I'd be perfectly happy to stay right here until bedtime. There are a few small projects coming off the needles and I hope to be up and at it tomorrow and will take pictures when there is better light.


  1. That is the perfect way to spend a snowy day. I hope you feel better!

  2. I was thinking the same thing yesterday, "not a fit day out for man nor beast!" That's a popular saying around here, and I didn't know that it was one for you, too! Do you know where that came from? Hope you get to feeling better, you might want to drag it out a bit since it's supposed to be even colder this weekend. :)

  3. Hmmm - maybe I can be 'under the weather' this weekend :-). I'm about over the cold. And we didn't get enough snow to really justify it in my eyes. Which is good, I guess, because if it were super pretty, I'd be freezing trying to take pictures. Hope you feel better soon...or when the weather warms up :-D.