Friday, November 1, 2013

November Already

Getting closer to winter!! Love winter weather. Love being able to rest a little. Love having a nice fire. Love drinking hot tea and cocoa. I just love winter!!!

October was a very crazy busy month. Megan's wedding which was really nice and bringing back memories of life on the farm. Williams daughter Lisa and her husband renewed their vows and had a beautiful small ceremony and dinner. Justin healed from his surgery and now back at school doing great. Grandson Woody joined the Army. Grandson Wayne graduated Naval bookcamp in IL and will be there until Feb training in Sonar. He will then be heading to San Diego for 3 yrs. Since I have been back at the homestead we haven't stopped cutting, splitting, stacking, hauling, and restacking firewood. This seems to be the winter everyone is wanting plenty of firewood. Good money but my poor aching back. We also have been hauling hay from a friends field and stacking it in barn for winter. Again, my poor aching back. This along with getting the animals wormed and vaccinated for winter, cleaning and raking pens, getting all the waterers bleached and cleaned for winter. Cleaning out and giving fresh straw bedding in all the houses and stalls. We have been coming inside around 9 or 10 each night and I am so tired I shower and go to bed. Winter will be here soon and I hope to rest but we are going through all the chickens so we can advertise and sell the ones we aren't taking to the mountains. I have to list the rabbits I am not keeping and the ducks. The goats are all figured out except for renting a buck to breed ours before they go to the mountains. Don't think we will be in cabin fulltime by Thanksgiving but hopefully before winter is over. So much to declutter and so many things to pack to give to kids, etc. At least when we get to cabin there won't be a lot of stuff! Have a blessed one!!

3 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Peggy, I don't comment often either but wanted to wish you all the best in your move/downsizing. I know how much work it is!!!

I remember how you love the winter...snow, warm fire, hot tea/cocoa. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

We have had a few days of warm weather up here in VA, it has been nice not to fire the wood furnace nights. Have fun!

Betsy Adams said...

My Goodness… You two are SO busy… We are having trouble finding firewood right now.. We always get ours a year in advance so we are looking for green wood… Will probably find some later on… People are buying it like crazy right now.

I'm not sure when you will get moved permanently.. BUT--hopefully you won't have to wait too much longer.

Hugs,
Betsy