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Sunday Stroll: Plowing Out January 11, 2009

Filed under: Farm,Sunday Stroll,Winter — everydaywomanusa @ 3:27 pm
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After some decent snow last night, it was a morning of plowing out around the farm today.

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My younger son used the John Deere with bucket to make quick work of the snow removal.

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The “frozen custard” window at the farm’s creamery is desolate this time of year!

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The waterwheel and animal pen are blanketed in white . . .

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so the animals have moved into their warmer, winter quarters . . .

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Soon, we’ll be firing up the evaporator in the Sugar House to transform the sweet sap from  maple trees into sticky, delicious maple syrup.

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No apple picking today . . .

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The icy pond is hidden under the winter whiteness.

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All in all, a super day for a stroll!

To see who else is strolling on this wintery day, visit the Quiet Country House.

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6 Responses to “Sunday Stroll: Plowing Out”

  1. Wow! Look at all that snow at the stand!

  2. Jon Says:

    wow… if you take 2 inches of snow in a whole parking lot and pile it up, you can make it look like theres a lot of snow. Perfect for all you blobbers who love to exaggerate.

  3. Jon ~ your brother did a delightful job of piling up all the snow into a veritable mountain of snow, so yes, it is deceiving. With the cold weather that’s promised, looks like it’ll stay for a while! I’m glad there was at least enough to get the “snowmachines” out today!

  4. Aisling Says:

    Ruth,

    These are great photos of the farm. I loved the frozen custard window and all the friendly animal faces! 🙂

  5. Jena Says:

    How picturesque! Looks like all you need is a sleigh behind one of those horses and you’d be all set. 🙂

  6. Ruth Says:

    Aisling ~ thanks for your kind comments! When we decided we wanted to add a creamery to our farm, we searched far and wide and taste-tested a lot of ice cream products to settle on the best–frozen custard, as well as a low-fat frozen yogurt.

    Jenna ~ Our dapple-grey Percherons did pull a wagon for years to entertain our visitors to the farm. My husband built a magnificent wagon, which converts to a sleigh–complete with runners and sleigh bells–which we used on those rare occasions when we had enough snow. What fun that was! Our workhorses are now retired and are more our family pets than working farm animals. In the fall, we now have so many visitors to the farm that we pull double wagons behind one of big Ford or John Deere tractors and I think our horses just smile as tons of visitors drive by them, waving. Our horses are now officially retired!


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