I really like winter on the farm. Summer is a lot of work.
Chores that about 20 minutes every morning and evening. In the summer it’s about an hour every morning and evening. I love it, it’s good exercise and it’s great spending time with the animals.
We also get to eat our bountiful harvests. We have too much meat, and we also have a freezer full of all sorts of our veggies, and a pantry full of home canned sauces, jams, and fruits.
I have to be better about lunches, maybe that should be my new years resolution? Even though I work from home, I rarely have time to cook lunch, eat it, then do the dishes.
We have one ewe who is very pregnant. Hopefully the rest are pregnant and due when it’s a little warmer. All of the ewe’s have ear tags, but I don’t like calling them 18, 19, 20, etc. So their names are the last number on the tag- with a Y on the end. 3y (pronouned like ‘belly’) is the one due within a week or two.
All of the cattle are doing great.
Our chickens and pigs are cohabitating for the winter. So far so good, the pigs haven’t figured out that chicken tastes good. But they do know their eggs are tasty.
Stay warm everyone!