Well, I tried the ride!

Hubby had to work over night, the night of our 7-8 in, snow storm. I know every time he is gone during bad weather, something happens. Well when I got up the next morning, the cows were out! Yes, that is a big deal. I hate trying to mess with cows. Give me the garden any time. Well, not only was the cows out , the snow plow (which I’m thankful for) plowed. He left a ridge 2 ft or better across the drive. There was no way he could get the car in. So I needed to do that too. So what’s a girl to do, play with the new toy.

It was fun after I learned how to do all the gears, lol

I had never driven it, I would ride with hubby and watch. He would ask and see if I wanted to drive, but it’s easier without him watching. So I did have to set in it for over 5min. just to see how to turn it on. Then another 5 or 10 to figure out which gearshift to use. I did it, got it moving in slow gear ,got a little better as I got use to it. Then I got to love it! Hubby might be in trouble.

This was my view, so pretty.

Heck, it has heat, air and a radio. Yelp, I might have to claim it as my toy. I did get the cows in.

The cows followed the tractor, so all went in but one. I locked him on the pond side and hubby took care of him when he got home and rested.

So I got back in the tractor, took a quick pic of our home and headed back.

Our farm, Jan 2019

I got the tractor put up, back into the house and ready to drink a hot cup of coffee. Then I heard it. A large knock at the door, my thinking ,now what. This is what I found.

Rinny, she had flopped next to the door. See that look, that’s a look of “Hey mom, I just got out of my pen!” I let her stay out. no other dogs were out and about, it was to cold. I wasn’t going to let her down. I mean look at those eyes, yelp I’m a sucker.

Red nose warm up!

Well, cold day today I didn’t go out much. The wind was a little strong early afternoon, but it died down by 5pm. When hubby got home we went up on our hill and loaded some wood into the trailer. Yes! as you can see by the red of my nose, I got cold, but then again maybe I am getting ready for a new job. Santa might need a new reindeer this year, lol.

Don and Sherry getting warm in the tractor, lol

I have been planning my garden and working on which seeds I want to plant. I will want to start some in late Feb early March. Have you gotten your new seed catalogs? I have been wearing my pages out. I can’t wait to start!

Looks so bare

Our Farm

My hubby and I live on a 89 acre farm that has belonged to each one of our families, at some point in time. It started with my grandmother, then his parents, now us. We took the farm over in 1989, when we came back home from a military life. We have always had this as our home of record, knowing that we would return. My hubby spent his youth here and when we married at the tender age of 16 and 17 we started our home on a piece of property here. Now in our 60’s we are starting a new beginning with retirement and budgeting. So garden and farm are even more important to us now.

Our home taken 2018

We raise black angus cattle, for selling in spring and for butchering. We raise our butchering steers for all the kids along with us. We just sent one off to butcher. On the farm all our children are welcome to everything we grow or raise.

We raise Black Angus cattle.

The garden is growing larger this year. we planted more fruit trees last fall and added more blackberries along with red raspberries. We enlarged our strawberry patch and will do some more this spring. Our goals this year, 2019 is to get more self sufficient here on the farm. We want to be able to grow and harvest at least 75 percent of our food, along with helping our children’s budget along the way.

Garden plot ready to go.

Thank you so much for your visit, and please follow us as we start our new journey in life, retirement on the farm. We might be in our 60’s but a new life always awaits us. Thank you Lord!