A look around the winter-time farm
(Yeah, those photos didn't post right ... today is very evidently not a good technological day for me ... maybe I'll find the problem and - even better - solution tomorrow. For now, I give up. Technology has once again outwitted me.)
A snowy February!
It has been a cold few days here, with a low of minus 8 degrees Celsius last night (or, more accurately, at about 7am this morning) and bursts of snow every day so far in February (granted, there have only been three days in the month so far, but still, they have made an impression on me!). There hasn't been enough snow to create real problems (unlike the time a few years ago when so much snow fell that it snapped the electricity line) or even enough to make a proper snow-scape, but I took some photos anyway, and I'll use them to give you that tour of the farm I have been meaning to get to.
Very well, to begin:
The animals! My goat friends, Mary and Pon, made a little noise at the snow but ate a good afternoon's meal nonetheless:
While nearby, the chickens kept together but explored the snowy yard a little:
In the vegetable kingdom, things are slowing down:
But the beautiful (on the inside) greenhouse is fooling the mizuna and shungiku into growth:
And finally, in the farmhouse, the woodstove is a key bit of farm equipment: