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December 29, 2014
Reese, Finch, and Jane 12-29-14, morning chores

Reese, Finch, and Jane 12-29-14, morning chores

More hay, more wood, more layers of clothing, more layers of quilts, and more work.


16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2014 8:54 am

    More hours of daylight.

    • December 29, 2014 9:37 am

      more like minutes…I’m outside hours a day already, no SAD here if I stay out of the cookies.

  2. bunkie permalink
    December 29, 2014 9:15 am

    And, I see, ‘MORE’ Polar Vortex heading our way…brrrr…

  3. Chris permalink
    December 29, 2014 9:35 am

    Ah but such good for your soul, healthy for your body work! 🙂

  4. December 29, 2014 11:12 am

    “More hay, more wood, more layers of clothing, more layers of quilts, and more work.” That sounds like my hubby this week

  5. A.A. permalink
    December 29, 2014 2:30 pm

    More snow, more wet, more mud, more manure on tails, legs, bellies, more of it all in the water trough, more disease, diarrhea, more vet calls, more …. wait, that must’ve been another blog! 🙂

    More fun! (As long as it doesn’t become too much.)

  6. A.A. permalink
    December 29, 2014 2:44 pm

    By the way, last cranes only migrated a week ago. Now -25 last night and not much more for a few days, a good if late winter’s start finally a few weeks ago with wonderful clear skies, but going to get above freezing by tomorrow and as high as +5 by Wednesday. It’s the jet stream going haywire, but what do I know as I have no degree in Astronomology. 😉

  7. Kathy permalink
    December 29, 2014 6:44 pm

    Could you please share a good all around women’s
    work glove??? My fingers are freezing!! Waterproof would be great
    And insulated!!! I’m about ready to give up. Thanks

    • December 29, 2014 8:08 pm

      Kathy, ha ha, waterproof? I use flannel chore gloves with long john-like liners and just have several pairs in circulation. Always an extra pair in my pocket, and a pair drying. Maybe other readers can chime in about their waterproof choices.

      These are my go-to summer or winter and in winter I use the liners.
      I used to buy the liners at a work clothing store but they closed since logging went out of “fashion.” Now I buy them online.

      • December 29, 2014 11:07 pm

        These are pricey, but they are good and quite hardwearing

        Riding gloves seem to be developed to take more wear and tear than work gloves and they seem to be a whole lot better than ski gloves, which are useless. I suppose it is all that rubbing from holding reins.

        • December 30, 2014 3:33 pm

          Plus you have the dexterity issue too with reins/lines. Nice, too nice for my work 😉

      • A.A. permalink
        December 30, 2014 2:23 am

        I think it’s not too easy to keep fingers and especially tips from getting cold in a glove. What’s the word for a leather “mitten”? Those keep water out pretty well, as well as fingers warm enough for most work even without any type of liner, and you can always use a normal glove inside for more careful work. Though I mostly like a wool mitten inside a leather one and bare hands for when you have to, quick to get those off and back on.

  8. December 30, 2014 1:46 pm

    Kathy, have you tried West County gloves? Expensive, but worth it — and they are waterproof.

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