The workload comes in mounds as usual, but what I want to talk about is real SNOW!
This is the snowiest February that I can recall for a long time. Our snow pack is a couple feet deep, and we are finishing up a storm that is dumping 6-8 inches. I need boots that go up past my knees.
The picture is my mother's shitzu pup in a rather cleared area. If she goes out in the open yard we can easily lose her in the snowdrifts.
It is said that being snowed in does crazy things to you. I have a friend who has been talking nonsense about moving to Alabama. Yesterday she channeled her restlessness into cleaning out the kitchen. The day before it was the boys' room. Not sure what job she is tackling today.
Most winters I have a project going like a scrapbook or a quilt, but this year has simply been animal husbandry. It takes a lot of time, but even though the animals are quite literally cooped in, I'm seeing a good crop of eggs (enough to put some in the incubator for hatching) and a good return of babies naturally.
My 4 rabbits quickly multiplied to 21 two weeks ago when both of my does had litters. I lost only one baby but gained two more rabbits from a friend (another pregnant doe), so my rabbit total sits at 22.
Spring is in the air despite another predicted snowstorm for next Monday. Its almost time for me to start seeds for the garden. And the next thing to complain about will be mud.
So how are you doing during the winter doldrums? Are you snowed in? Do you have a project that you are working hard on? Are you feeling down or inspired?