Saturday, February 5, 2011

S.O.S with Dad

Yesterday was a welcome day of sun; however, sun on ice, sun melting the snow, very cold temps at night does not add up to any benefits.  I was going to go and get 25 bales of hay this morning but since my truck is only 2 wheel drive (4 wheel drive but needs to be fixed) and there is a nice incline of a driveway at my hay man's house and after further talking to my friend who rents a house on Mike's property, she said it has a nice coating of ice on it and when she asked me how much hay I had and my reply was about 100 bales still, she said, "Don't be an idiot."  Well of course when a friend says don't be an idiot, I have to listen.  So I opted to go to TSC for Purina Goat feed for the girls w/babies and I needed minerals.  Then off to Wally World for misc things and  Valentine Day "stuff" for my niece and nephew; grocery store, and last stop the library.  Within an hour of getting home, the snow was coming down at a pretty steady rate 

Not sure if the sheep mind; I however, had a few choice words for the snow and by late afternoon my county was under a level 2 snow emergency......SMILE, its February:).

  See that man standing there?  Thats my Dad.  He is the Dad who insisted on Sunday drives in the country; camping trips in the summer; countless trips to Amish Country; put me at the age of 13, my 7 year old sister,  him and mom into a new motor home and drove us around for  2 weeks out west to see some big whole in the ground in Arizona and some big rocks in Colorado; and forced me at a young age to watch epsiode after episode of Little House on the Prairie.  Now he wants to know why I work so hard, how come I want to go here and there, and when am I going to slow down with the animals?  Really Dad??????  The whole Laura Ingalls brainwash worked, right down to being a teacher!  Now he tells me he wants a horse to ride...........I think Father Ingalls needs a puppy cuz I love him;)

Hard to believe the babies are a week old already and Sassy is not only a mom, she is now something to jump on and off of.  She is the most patient mom in the world!

The Sassy's babies are deciding if they like me and want to play with me, I told them they have no choice.  They are in my barn, and its my rules. 

Autumn Acres Mooshie is hopefully due sometime in mid-April.  Speedy my miniature horse, is not due at any time......she is just "weight challenged".

I would love to show you some beautiful garden pics with spring bulbs bursting from the ground but all I have are snow covered lambs and ice covered garden paths. On a plus side, its staying light till almost 6 now.....such little things to make me have a more positive attitude;) 

What is S.O.S. stand for?
Snow On Saturday with Dad!


Nancy K. said...

Somebody's getting mighty tired of winter! Just look at how pretty everything is. That beautiful white blanket that covers the ground is insulating all your lovely perennials so that they bloom lush and lavishly this year. The sheep are much happier than in the summer, when they're SO uncomfortably hot and the bugs are driving them crazy.

It really won't be long now. Just a few more weeks...


IsobelleGoLightly said...

My lady gets obsessed about having hay in the barn too - and grain for everyone stacked in her home office! hee hee. That's fun about your Dad! Sounds like he gave you a wonderful childhood! xxx oooo

Kara said...

Lol about the Little House sister said to me the other day after watching it with her daughter...she didn't realize what an impression it made on me!

Barb said...

What a good dad! Snow here again today...AGAIN. But at least it isn't too cold.

P.S. I am getting anywhere from 3 to 6 eggs a day now. And, I think the egg-eating has ceased and no chickens were destroyed in the process.....but it was touch and go for awhile. Lucky Maude.

Susan said...

A pic of Dixie always cheers me, no matter the weather :)
By the way, you're quite welcome to come ride Camryn this spring a bit. She's perfect for a height challenged woman :)

jen said...

You were adopted..he is my Dad, we have the same nose. That's why he visits you more:)

Tracey said...

I see a horse in your future for Dad :)