Stuck in a week, I can do it!

Well the week went pretty good. I learned to do some new things. Besides growing our food, and raising our animals, we have other things we have to do. We raise Black Angus cattle, with that comes fencing. The floods not only took out fence, the wind and rain also brought down dead trees.

Sherry learning how to use the bucket of the small tractor.

You can’t see the fence, because it is down. Hubby was at work, and when he gets home, his plate is full. I decided to help him by cleaning up all I can. I went and got the tractor and started. I picked up my first load, and was taking it over to the fence to dump it over. This was the first time I used the loader, I was a little on the scared side.

This was the field when I was finished. The ones left behind are to big for me to lift. I was afraid with the fence around them, I would make a worse mess pushing them.

This was me thanking God I got it dumped over the fence.

By the time I was done, I was feeling proud to had learned something new

Everyone Have a wonderful day!

Flood waters and row boating.

This is the way we looked yesterday,

Beside and behide the house.


Our road is blocked both directions , so this is our ride. Hubby and I go across before daylight . He rows across, I drop him off, then I row it back. In the evening I go back and pick him up.

Where we cross every morning.

On the other side of the house the road is closed also. After this closure there are 2 others past this, so not an outlet.

We will be doing this for the rest of the week. We crested during the night, at 16.4ft. We might be able to drive out Saturday but it depends, it rained north east of us, so we will see. That feeds our rivers here.

This is one of the reasons, we are doing more canning, dehydrating and putting up more food storage. I don’t get to the store like I did before I retired. So now that I’m home full time, I really want to try my hand replacing the store, with home grown.

Neg temps on the farm

Rinny will be moved into the heated garage for the next few days. She hates it!!! She will bark, cry, anything to get outside. She is a farm dog, she has warm places to go, hay in the barn. The chicken coop has a side just for her with deep layers of pine shavings, good and dry. In all this , yes she will sit outside my door…………

By the time I got back to this post to finish we are through the cold snap and into a rain gusher. We are getting around 4 in. of rain, hope all goes well. We do live next to a major river, we aren’t on the banks but get the floods. I’m very well prepared for being blocked in. Few years back we were in for 21 days. The reason I keep a well stocked pantry. The reason I raise a garden and can all I do. Two years ago, I lost a full freezer of food. It was in the high 90’s low 100’s and we were gone. By the time we returned we lost 1/2 a beef, frozen veggies and I said never again. The veggies will be canned best I can and the beef, some will be canned and some left frozen. You learn from your mistakes, we bought 2 new freezers, split the beef.

This was my last seed haul. I do love seeds and sometimes don’t know when to stop. LOL I’ll be starting these soon. I hope everyone made it through the cold spell. Have a wonderful day.