Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter has established itself...

What a crazy winter this has been. It seems like we have had snow on the ground as soon as the dishes were done from Thanksgiving. So, needless to say, it has been a beautiful white winter but incredibly chilly.
Starting Dec. 1st I have been taking care of cows and chickens on the weekends. i have been getting the feel for what living on a ranch or farm would be like. Believe or not I have been enjoying it and I am looking forward to owning my own property some day; (of course, check back with me in a year). This winter weather has been enjoyable, but I would be lying if I didn't say that I can't wait for Spring to get here. I have already got the itch to start planting my garden.

I get to start a new garden this year, since I moved (more on that later). I am hoping to add more varieties of plants and vegetables. Since my gourds did so well last year I would like to have one or two vines of pumpkins this year. There are more rabbits at my new place so I am going to have to start thinking about rabbit deterrents. Does anyone have a good idea? At one point I thought of leaving Kody and Willow out in the garden, but then I remembered how much they like the soft soil of the garden. Maybe I could create a moat around the garden and keep them there, kind of like dragons protecting the castle.

Kody and Willow are enjoying this weather; Kody especially with his big winter coat. The cats...well, no so much. They are enjoying the warmth and cuddliness of my couch. Speaking of the couch, I think it is time for me to go stake out my spot before the cats completely take it over.

Stay warm!