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January 5, 2011

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  1. January 5, 2011 6:21 am

    BBRRRR! Looks cold but sunny.

    • January 5, 2011 7:24 am

      It’s warming up today – with ice! And gee it is dark this morning with the deep cloud cover 😦

  2. January 5, 2011 6:32 am

    Now that is a lot of snow! At least for those of us that live in east Texas. It doesn’t seem to slow down Melvin or Trace. They look like they were made for all of that snow. Beautiful photos of your cows and the landscape.

    • January 5, 2011 7:26 am

      Finding Pam, they love the snow, their coats are really thick, they seem to stay plenty warm, although Trace likes to cook his brain on the register, he takes a nap with his head on it after a long day of playing in the snow – Mel is scared to death of the thing.

  3. Diana Smith permalink
    January 5, 2011 7:08 am

    Always enjoy your photos..’specially of the dogs. Our Boo is a rescue Australian shepard. Horrendously abused but now the best farm dog a person could want. He’s a real character…”sings” when he sees us and would rather play fetch than eat. Vet says he is only about 3 years old…so sad when we got him we thought he was elderly. DEE

    • January 5, 2011 7:32 am

      Diana, lucky Boo! We had a rescue to that had been abused he was about 1 or 2 and lived to be 17. Randy was a great dog, he had some phobias though – some men, guns, sticks, brooms and stepping over him when he was sleeping. Poor guy must have had a rough first year – he was the sweetest dog ever, we could never figure out why anyone wouldn’t have liked him. Most likely the easiest thing to abuse. He loved to ride on the fuel tank with his one front leg (long story) on the cab and he would howl like a coyote when you drove down the road 🙂 Wish I had a video of that or a picture of his hair flowing and his head in the air. Or a picture him wanting to shake with his phantom leg. I am glad he came to us – he had a good life.

  4. January 5, 2011 7:45 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH. The joys of winter, with snow, with ice, with cold. -6* here this morning, heavy fog, no snow…my soul longs for color! And sunshine. And warmth! And it isn’t even the first full week of January (finished). 12 more weeks to go.


    • January 5, 2011 7:54 am

      Linda, I am so glad we don’t get that cold here – 6 below sounds ccccold!! We have ice greeting us this morning, I miss the sun today already 😦

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  6. January 5, 2011 3:27 pm

    Sure don’t need any words for that! Great pictures though.

  7. January 6, 2011 2:39 am

    You still have a lot of snow. Did it ever melt from that first storm in November?

    We have just a dusting here, so the ground is freezing ever deeper. It will make for a spectacular mud season come spring. We got up into the low 30’s last week and my son kept saying, “It’s so warm, almost like spring!”

    We’ve not yet had the bitter -20 to -25’s of the past 3 years, but there’s still a good amount of winter left.

  8. rocky topo farm permalink
    January 6, 2011 11:05 am

    i have been enjoying your website and find we have much in common! i really liked your chicken butchering 101. very educational! today i noticed you live in the cascade foothills. we do too. what town are you close to? we live in Gates. 40 miles east of salem.

    • January 6, 2011 1:04 pm

      Rocky Top, I try to remain anonymous – he he – but I live just east of Portland. We used to deliver 13 cord loads of shake bolts to a little shingle mill in Gates, I can’t remember the guys name though. My brother pioneered roads for Frank Lumber Company from Mill City – they own quite a bit of timberland up here, and he had the job of working up the cedar too. Your area is almost exactly like here, it was always a relief to get off I-5 with those loads and start back up into the hills 🙂

  9. rocky top farm permalink
    January 6, 2011 11:06 am

    oops it is rocky top farm. added the extra o by accident!

  10. rocky top farm permalink
    January 6, 2011 2:10 pm

    well we may have friends from your neck of the woods and what a small world that you tootled around in this area! i wonder if the mill was hardwood components? our really good friends have owned it for three generations. anyway. i enjoy your posts. i strive to do what i can to raise our own food and i really enjoy your how to section! happy posting!

  11. January 7, 2011 5:08 am

    Just beautiful.

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