Hello From the Frozen North

| 3/6/2015 9:09:00 AM

Tags: Winter, Snow, Animals, Carmen Horton,

Howdy from Homeland FarmHello to fellow Grit Lovers! Thank you for taking time to read my blog. I hope you enjoy it, and stop by often. This is as close as we can come to a visit on the old front porch swing.

Looking at the house from the road.

We have been having such a long, snowy and very cold winter here in Maine. The first part of the winter was not bad, but once February started, so did winter, and with a vengeance. We almost always can look forward to heavy snows, and cold, but we had more then our share this year. The local weatherman recently announced that this was the coldest February since they started keeping records. I believe it. We have seen temperatures most mornings well below zero, and we had one night where wind chills were minus 40 degrees. Not good weather to farm in, but we do it anyway. This is a fifth-generation family farm, and while we sometimes wish our kinfolk had settled in more temperate areas, we love this farm and being in Maine.

Like many folks in snowbound, rural country, we have passed our time the last couple months looking over seed catalogs and country magazines. That is of course when not thawing pails or chiseling manure off the barn floor. Spring will eventually get here, and when it does, we have a lot to do.

Last spring with one of our pot bellied pigs saying hello.

We have a bunch of fencing that needs replacing this year, as well as the usual spring jobs. Raking, cleaning, planting and mowing. All the usual -ing jobs that means we are going to be mighty busy.

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