I love the first snow of the year! So quiet and peaceful; everyone slows down (at least for a little while!). The whole town seems more like the quaint mountain town we are. Even with the extra work needed on the farm, I still love the snow! It is a time to allow ourselves to relax a little – at least after chores!
Thankfully for this storm we had some warning and we were able to get the pigs tucked into super insulated shelters! The cows and sheep seem to mind less, but (as you will see below), we did move the sheep out from the trees and into an area with more traditional shelter. We ended up with just shy of 17″ in this first storm with more due this week. I hope you love the snap shots of the farm in winter!
Hauling water out to the pigs and sheep!
Pig Train coming out of their straw insulated Pig-loo.
Checking out the fresh water, wondering where breakfast is!
Tabor – our little boar from Loreen Milbrath at East Island Farms! He’s such a poser!!
These large trees also help shelter the pig lot – allowing an easy place for them to feed.
Pharaah the farm dog having fun in the snow!
Love Machine and Panama are not so sure about all this stuff!
The Cattle enjoying their Organic Cabbage scraps from Oregon Brineworks! Check this company out if you need amazing fermented foods or the best hot sauce around!
Poco helping lead the sheep to more sheltered pastures!
MORE fun for Pharaah!