Tag Archives: cold

Powered Up, Kind Of

In the previous post I mentioned that one of my projects had been wiring up an outlet for the chicken coop that can be plugged into an extension cord.  I finally got it installed. First I drilled a hole slightly … Continue reading

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Lots of Projects

As I think I have mentioned I have been tinkering with a lot of smaller projects since the completion of the chicken coop.  One of them, and the most current, has been an electrical outlet for the coop.  Since the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Sorry that I have been AWOL for awhile.  To catch you all up… We had a great week of Christmas, with one exception, all the kids got sick.  Fortunately it was a quick hitting, quick disappearing bug so it cleared … Continue reading

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Frozen Water Pipes

So I had mentioned that my new blog friend Dan at Vegetablurb.wordpress.com had his pipes freeze and he is having to haul water from an outside yard hydrant.  This morning I went out and got the animals watered quickly, no … Continue reading

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Fear, Just a Little Longer

We have lived in this house for about nine months.  This is the first house I have ever lived in that had it’s own well to supply water.  This is also the first house not to have a basement.  Because … Continue reading

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Frigid Cold and Outdoor Animals

Today was a fairly productive day.  Despite the weather and single digit temps/wind chill I was able to get a lot of outdoor chores done while the baby was sleeping. The only outdoor animals I have had before this year … Continue reading

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Weekend Preparing for the Cold, and a Loss at the Homestead

Much of this weekend was spent preparing the animals, and my work regarding them, for the cold that is to come. Later this week, highs are supposed to drop down into the mid thirties. I don’t mind those temperatures, but … Continue reading

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Frosty Sheep

This morning there was a good amount of frost covering the ground. As I surveyed the Homestead I noticed that not only had it covered the ground, but all of the sheep had a layer of frost on their backs. … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing, Finally

If I haven’t mentioned it, our younger son has been begging to go ice fishing since last winter.  Unfortunately for him there wasn’t any ice last winter.  This winter found us extremely busy but luckily for him the ice has … Continue reading

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Disaster Averted

I went out to the homestead tonight because I wanted to clear the snow so I could get the trailer out of the barn. We’ve gotten 15+ inches of snow in the last few days followed by subzero temperatures so … Continue reading

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