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Snowy Spring…
April 6, 2012, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Egg, Eggs, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig, Rooster | Tags: , , , ,

Yesterday, April 5th in Alberta…many folks are planting their gardens and starting to mow lawns…. We get half a foot of snow! It’s not cold, just hordes of snow….

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Looks like it’s an inside day for the animals…. Petunia the pig will go outside in almost -30, but will not motor around her pot belly self in the snow this deep, even in my walking tracks. I have to plow the snow away for her to roam with the tractor. Spoiled brat!

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Chickens came out, took a look around at this crazy April morning and declared today an inside day! Perhaps chicken-games and safety meetings all day today.

Happy Easter all!

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Wordless Wednesday – This is what I did on the weekend…
February 29, 2012, 7:32 am
Filed under: Animals, Cat, Homesteading, John Deere, Organic, tractor | Tags: , , , , ,

The snow came again…a lot! Very grateful that we didn’t have to shovel it all by hand! Poor Phil looked after the roof raking, which is always exciting!

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Let it snow…?
February 26, 2012, 8:01 am
Filed under: Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig, tractor | Tags: , , , ,

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Hmmm…from Friday afternoon when I could see a few patches of grass and was getting excited to start thinking about gardening…to Sunday morning…after receiving more than a foot of snow!

Poor Petunia the Pig is most certainly not impressed. Short legs make for an unpleasant walk through all of this fluffy stuff. Looks like I will be plowing some pig paths shortly…and the driveway!

The chickens don’t seem to mind it too much, although I suspect that they will hang out inside their coop for most of the day.

Well…a the farmers often say…we need the moisture….

Happy snowy Sunday all!

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