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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Winter Wonderland

Winter has officially hit in Wisconsin. The temps have begun to consistently drop, and again we are crazy enough to be convinced into thinking that thirty degrees above zero is a warm front. There is fresh, clean snow on the ground to lure us into dreaming about ice skating and sliding. Hibernation mode seems to be setting in as well, with thoughts turning to books, quilts, and hot chocolate with cool-whip and sprinkles on top. Winter's not so bad: there's Christmas and birthday's and lots of good food. Everyone is settling in here for a long cold spell; critters and people alike. We'll hope to stall off any thoughts of spring for at least a couple more months when all those seed catalog's start filling the mailbox and our minds begin to think, once again, warm thoughts.










Now . . . if somebody could just convince this little Indian boy that it really is time to put the shorts away!

9 comments:

Brenda said...

I love your photos! That last one made me laugh out loud. :D

We had our first snow of the season here this morning. It was kind of a surprise to walk out and do morning chores with all that white stuff on the ground. My young goats weren't quite sure about it. They would rather have been out grazing the green grasses instead of staying in eating the hay I fed them this morning. But, those green grasses were covered with the snow! They complained about it ... but ate the hay anyway. :D

dr momi said...

Wow! Those frost pictures are spectacular! ....and I totally understand 30 degrees is a heat wave, and hence the wearing of shorts :-)

pilgrimscottage said...

I love the photos!! Your post makes me wish for a little winter, too. We won't be putting our shorts away here. The last photo is cute.

Dicky Bird said...

Your frosty pictures are super! Only in Wisconsin, so they say, shorts in winter - just go to any Walmart...haha...

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Love this post! Beautiful photos...and Cole's chickens are gorgeous! I'm going to get you hooked on dogsledding yet ~ and Micah would swap those shorts for a pair of Mukluks! :~)

OurCrazyFarm said...

Thank you ladies!

That silly boy, we can't convince him that it's cold outside! I tend to be the kind of mother that figure's once kids get this age they know when they need to where a coat, or in this case, pants:))

Sherry~ Cole is trying to invent a way to get Lady the Lab to be a sled dog . . . not so sure Lady would appreciate it, but it wouldn't take much to get Cole to love dogsledding!

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Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Cole will need some equipment to get started. One (used) harness heading your way. Lady will love it. :~) Hubby Russ started years ago with just one dog pulling him on the back roads. But heed the warning, it's addictive! For years, we were at 42. For the last couple years we have hovered at 24 dogs. Can't imagine having any less...:) And yes, Labs have a history in the mushing world, believe it or not.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Cole will be so excited Sherry! Thank you sweet friend:)))