Friday, December 17, 2010


(Lottie's perspective is that it's all long as feeding time is on schedule)

They say that's what matters, right? I'm trying to keep the perspective that this is a nice little respite from the busy-ness of the holidays. I'm trying to remember that the ice coating on everything is beautiful...even magical. I'm trying not to think about the fact that I'm not finished with Christmas preparations and that if we lose electricity, I'm done for! While other parts of central Kentucky got inches of snow, we got ice. We are iced in. Our farm road is one solid sheet of ice leading down to the creek and up the other side. Even four-wheel drive doesn't help on ice. Just walking to the barn presents major challenges and I've taken to carrying an electric fence post with a spike on the end to help me keep my balance! I'm more than grateful that we have heated, automatic waterers for the animals, so except for Henry and the chickens, I'm not having to carry buckets of water for everyone. It could be worse.

So, are you wondering what happened to the next give-away? It's coming......I promise. I've been trying to get some good pictures of the goodies and it is so dark, I'm not having much luck. I will keep trying and hope to get the give-away post up either today or tomorrow. Check back in the next day or two.


  1. WOW !!! Your pictures are beautiful and your house looks gorgeous :) As I read this, I am a little jealous of what seems like a 'country' life. I live in a HUGE city (Berlin Germany) and often dream of country living. You are living the dream with your sheep and country house. Don't get me wrong, it is more work than most people could imagine (especially I) But you really are lucky to live in such a magical looking place :)

  2. Ice is worse then the snow I think. There was a very bad Ice Storm in Ontario and Quebec a few years back, so I know how you feel.
    Sending my best wishes to you :-)

  3. Lovely pictures of your house.. Ice is not fun and if you fall it hurts..
    I just bought my husband shoe protection from the ice. I ordered them from
    They are called Yaktrax Pro. I have a pair of these and they are so wonderful to walk in ice or snow with these Yak traxs... They cost $26.97 with shipping. They come in women's sizes and men's sizes.. You might invest in a pair of these.. They will help you a lot. ta ta for now from Iowa