A Minnesota Winter Sunrise!
We are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of Spring which, at the moment, seems to be keeping itself at a great distance. Many snowfalls and gusty winds have been assailing us here on the farm but under the circumstances we are very much alive and well! 🙂 Check out the photos and make sure you see them all as the good food (fuel) pics are at the bottom!
A screen shot of local weather one evening.
Another chilling alert captured back in the end of January!
A screen shot alert from the end of January.
One of the blizzard videos below.
Are Minnesotan’s Crazy?
Travel not advised!
Plenty of snow up on the roof!
We have received a lot of snow and the wind blew drifts of it onto several buildings. Fred and the kids shoveled them off a few different times to keep them from going down under all of the extra weight. I think they had fun!!
Some of the snow scraped from the hog pens was loaded into the dump truck and hauled to different areas around the farm.
Old Yeller hard at work! Mario is always the driver of course!!
Removing a drift.
More snow shoveling
Lifting the kids onto the roof for some more shoveling.
More snow removal.
Our gravel road has been getting quite a bit of extra attention this Winter with all of the snow piling up! It will be a miracle if they didn’t wreck our fences!!
The video posted below was recorded during one of the blizzards.
The livestock seem to be holding their own very well with all of the snow and sub zero temperatures.
Bred Poland China & Duroc Gilts
Farrowing this Winter has been very challenging with all of the snow and so much cold weather but over all it turned out very well! We recently weaned almost half of the piglets. The others will be weaned tomorrow weather providing and then the last group from the Winter farrowing will be weaned in mid-March.
You can come out now piggies! A warm barn awaits!
Transporting the weanlings to their new pen in the South Slope.
It’s very important that the weanlings have plenty to eat and drink.
Even in frigid weather the pigs still come outside!
Chief saying Hi to one of the Polypay rams.
The Jersey steers and a beautiful sunset.
Mom? Can we come out and join you at the feeder yet?
The chickens have been laying very consistently this Winter. We picked 30 eggs yesterday!
We are all surviving the cold and snow and have been enjoying good wholesome food between outside farm work and livestock chores. Working in the cold can really increase everyone’s appetites!
Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
Pork & Rice with Homegrown Beets
Homemade Yogurt and Cowboy Cookie Crumbles
Rising Bread Dough for baking in the dutch oven. Totally wow!!!!!
Fresh Homemade Bread
Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Homemade Velveeta Cheese
English Muffin Dough Rising
Homemade English Muffins
Farm Fresh Egg McMuffin
Corn Bread made with love by me for my hungry gang!
Cheese Curds soon to be mozz for pizza!
Hopefully this Winter doesn’t hang on for too much longer! Blessings to all and stay warm out there! Life is good by golly, down on the farm.