Today was a rockhounding day since it's sunny and warm out. Shane and I went walking down to the creek and I grabbed some small agates and a piece of petrified wood before we had to get going. I wanted to share some of what we've found here on the farm over the past year… Continue reading Ranch Rockhounding
At 2:15pm today our electricity came back on. That was 286 hours or mathematically 11.92 days of being without it. To be fair we were fortunate enough to get that generator to keep most of our needs met, but a nice long soak in the bath will be welcome! Now to do all the things… Continue reading The Power is ON!
Times like the Wildfires back in Sept 2020 and this Ice Storm for Valentines 2021 make you take stock and realize how well you did at preparing or how bad you failed. I have to say we did pretty well at evacuating in a timely manner in September (partially because we figured it was coming… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness
In the midst of not having power and living off of take-out, soup, hotdogs, and camp coffee we had a nice surprise! Rosie, a Registered St Croix decided to finally give birth! Her friend Jazzy still hasn't and I'm starting to think she won't (though I'll give her 2 more weeks before I call her… Continue reading A Nice Suprise
Currently, we are operating with a generator large enough to power the heat in the house, the well, our computers/router, and a lamp or two. I am able to update all about our current state of affairs after the nasty ice storm. We rarely get storms this bad and this damaging. In fact I can't… Continue reading Ice Storm, Feb 2021