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If It’s Monday, It Must Be Snowing!

When I finished my last post, I made a mental note that there would be no more talk about the weather…no more weather reports or incessant whining. Well, that was two days ago and I can’t help myself! We have once again been dumped on — another Monday snow storm! — and this time it’s caused the cooking class I’d enrolled in to be cancelled.        [….read more]

Serious Storm

Many thousands of people in Maine are still without power. We feel so sorry for them…its terribly cold…and we know all too well how miserable it is. Snow continues in the form of showers off and on all day. I don’t know how much snow we got in this last storm but does it matter? More shovelling, more snowblowing, more tractoring. One of our great        [….read more]

Making Progress in the Car Department

here's Jim hacking away at Mount Hatchtown…again!

Finally, we seem to be moving ahead with repairs to the car. It took a while for the insurance company to take a look at it because of yet another snow “event.” Living with one vehicle has been OK so far but the truck is so darn big in the parking lots in town. They’ve been        [….read more]

Big Oops!

Today I had a new driving experience…adventure? I was on my way to an appointment and went off the road. Coming up to an intersection, I began skidding on the icy road and ended up down a really steep embankment…Jim says about 50 degrees. Thankfully, some trees stopped the car before it reached the river at the bottom. I wasn’t moving very fast so the        [….read more]

Hay & Water…doesn’t that sound yummy!

this hay will feed the flock for about 2 weeks

We’re now buying Canadian hay…big compressed 2nd cutting bales that weigh about 65-70 pounds a piece. It’s nice and green and the sheep are loving it. We had it tested and it’s the perfect maintenance ration for our girls and guys. Actually, it’s easier to handle than normal 30 pound bales. This comes        [….read more]