Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter has some of my least favorite things.

I just posted about how winter has some of my favorite things.  Here are some of the worst things about winter.

1. Snow.  Like I said snow should be in a category all it's own.

2.  Working in sub zero weather.

3.  Working in snow.

4.  The cold.

5.  The fact that the heat pump can't keep the entire house warm.
But we have a fireplace.

6. Everything is frozen.

7.  Having to break the cows water with a sledge hammer.

8.  Hauling 500 lbs. of fire wood to the garage.

9.  School.

10.  It gets dark out at 5:30

And there you have it.
Parker

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winter has few of my favorite things.

As the title implies there aren't many good things about winter.  Except a few....

1.  Snow
Snow should have a category of it's own.  There are about 5 good things.  And about 50 bad ones.

2.  Sledding
This would also go under the category of snow

3.  Fires
These are always fun to have in our wood burning fireplace.

4.  Soup
(Mainly beef stew.)

5.  Hot chocolate
Wouldn't be winter without it.

6.  Watching movies inside.

7.  Playing games inside

8.  Sledding while attached to the back of a moving 4-wheeler.

9.  Christmas

10.  Staying up until midnight on New year's eve.

There you have it.  A few good things about winter.
Parker

2015

Welcome to 2015!  Another year.  2014 went by pretty fast for me.  And now Christmas break is over and it is back to getting up at 6:20 in the morning.  Joy.

Who had a good Christmas?  I did. But it went by too fast.  Faster than last year.  Which is way too fast.

We went to a new year's party at our neighbors house.  So we got to stay until midnight.  I mainly just played video games the whole time.  It was fun.

What stinks is that we aren't getting any snow.  We got, what?  One snowfall this winter?  Before Christmas.  We might get some Monday but I doubt that.  How about some rain in really, really cold weather?  That would work.  But no.  Just rain in 40 degree weather.  But I'm sure we'll get some snow soon.

Parker

Cold

-1. It was -1 degrees at eight o clock.   The best part?  Our heater is broken. Joy. So now there is a fire in the fire place. The only place with heat is the basement. And my room. Lucky me. I don't have to freeze to death at night now.

When I went to let my chickens out this morning their water was completely frozen. The whole way through. Shelby has to break up crumples water with a shovel. She can't just dump it over like I do. Her water tank is 100 gallons.

I don't know how the cats do it.  They have to live outside in the freezing weather. Then again there are those thick coats.

Wrong picture. 

There we go. 
I think that would keep you warm outside in this weather. 
Last year the cats huddled together in a one cat bed. 
Stay warm. 
Parker

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Decorating

Christmas is coming to fast.  To fast.  Faster than last year.  Which is to fast.  I decided I should put up some pictures of the decorations in the house.  Here we go.

This is the tree in the basement.
Every year us we get out three little trees that we put in our rooms.  (The kids.)
One in the girls', one in mine, and one in my brother's.
This year since the girls aren't sharing a room they each got an individual tree.
I got this.
I'd say it was a pretty good trade.

Here is the desk in the school room.
Decked out with stockings, music boxes, and pictures.
All Christmas of course.

Here is a little nativity set.
Good to have a reminder of what this is all about.

The fireplace is always the most spectacular thing.
And of course the tree.

Parker

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A half cut-down burning Christmas tree!

On the second day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Two mooing cows!

On the third day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Three bocking chickens!

On the fourth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Four baby chickens!

On the fifth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Hannibal the skink!

On the sixth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Six pecking chickens!

On the seventh day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A kitty in a bag!

On the eight day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Eight mice a-meecing!

On the ninth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Chicken dinner!

On the tenth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Ten geese a-honking!

On the eleventh day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A rooster with an ego like a peacock.

On the twelfth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A little short Dog!


Parker

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New run in

Dad and I are building a new run in.  It is in the second field for Crumple.  It is so that we can dry up Faith because Mom and Shelby are done milking her.  We got Crumple the nose ring but it didn't work so now the run in is being built.  So far we have the frame up. Now we just need to put on the plywood.

Who here has heard that song "Do you hear what I hear."?  I think that is what it is called.  That song is weird.  Don't think so?  Watch this.

See!
Weird song.
Merry Christmas.

Parker