Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Getting Loud, Getting Pink!

I don't know about anyone else but I swear that this is the LONGEST WINTER ON RECORD!! Why does it seem that this winter is going on and on and on and its still not February??? By far I have put up with much worse weather prior to the end of January but the rain on Sunday and Monday just put me right over the edge with patience.
There was mud everywhere. It was very unnerving and it just made me feel like I was the worst animal care taker in the world. I will gladly feed in snow instead of the rain anytime.

My goats are NOT fans of the mud. There is just no way their hooves are getting in that mud. Now they may be persuaded by grain but often they stand at the barn doors and scream. Crazy Daisy, my LaMancha doeling is expressing concern about the sea of mud between the big barn and new shelter as she knows I just put hay in there and is trying to debate whether or not its worth the trek through the mud.
Of course the chickens seemed to be enjoying themselves in the mud and actually appeared the least annoyed by it.

I, however was quite loud and "opinionated" about the mud on Monday. Today I am a tad better as it is now going into the frozen tundra stage and Friday's high is to be around 12 degrees. So in hopes of lifting my not-so-nice-and happy mood, I have changed the blogger background to pink.........its fun, its loud, and its PINK!!!!!!
Think pink, think spring!
Something has to be cute and fun as surly its not my mud splattered coveralls and boots!

9 comments:

Barb said...

I can relate completely about the mud and "being a good shepherd". Our mud is now very slippery ice but at least the animals look better. Way below zero windchills this morning so chores were quick. The flock likes it better that way. Too much talking and petting and cooing just isn't tolerated when they are cold, cold, cold!
Hang in there!

Michelle said...

Welcome to my wet world, where it rains off and on all winter and the mud RARELY freezes. That is why my sheep stay IN much of this season....

Christine said...

Oh do I ever hear ya. Things are frozen again here and I'm actually grateful. I'm so ready for spring. Bring it on! Love the new header photo, btw.

Penny said...

Mud and ice are about the same in my book. Mud is just messier.

A very pink blog today!

Susan said...

Hate the cold, hate the ice, hate the mud. Can't wait for spring here.

Caroline said...

Your pictures in the snow always look so idyllic, but I'm give you about the mud. There's nothing fun about that.

Shula said...

I hate the mud. It's why I am so happy when it snows and doesn't rain. I know mud will arrive eventually but right now we're frozen pretty solid. Here's looking to an early spring this year (last year we had snow down in April). I hope it fried up for you soon and you get some sun your way.

Kara said...

Just when I was complaining about the mud it got cold again and snowed, white out kind of snow. I guess I'd better be careful what I wish for. :) Come by my blog...it features some cute pictures of Quechee. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Kara said...

Kristi - I weighted Quechee tonight...she is tipping the scale at 37 pounds! :)