Sunday, December 22, 2013


The weather says it is 63 degrees in Kutztown right now.  Except in our little valley it is 50 degrees by the house and along the stream.  Then when you walk up any hill you hit a wall of 60+ degree temperatures. And the fog is incredible. Of course, the weather only says it is cloudy out.
From the upper pasture you can see the fog in the valley. Our house is down there somewhere.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snow fun

Three snow storms in one week.  Lots of snow outside. Sledding time!
Our property is mostly hills, we are in a little valley with the stream running through the lowest part. Should be some good sledding.
The goats liked watching the girls sledding. Or maybe they were just waiting to get fed.

Of course we had more trees fall out of the game lands today.  About 4 or 5 are laying across the old road and into the upper pasture.

Just what we need, more firewood!  Here is a picture of our current wood pile.
We probably have enough right now for three seasons.  Guess we need to figure out something else to do with all this wood.
And here are some pretty pictures of the snow.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


We had snow followed by ice on Sunday and into the night, then 3 inches of snow on Tuesday, and more forecast for Saturday.  I hope enough sticks around for Christmas.
The snow does make some things easier.  Maddy and I used an old sled to take the hay out to the goats.
Of course, if there was no snow on the ground I would have just driven my Forester down to the goats.
But look at the pretty view from my kitchen sink!
Everything looks prettier with a coating of snow.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 5th and still gardening

Crazy weather! The end of November was frigid and today the high temperature is supposed to reach 61 degrees. And its lightly drizzling; the perfect weather to transplant iris.
The iris tubers were growing in an area overgrown from the bank of the old road and where Hurricane Sandy knocked over the white lilac bushes.
I dug out what I could find and planted it in the beds out front.
These iris, if I remember correctly, are a pretty pale blue.  I am hoping the are happy in their new location.