Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We Are Calling it a Win!

We have defeated the evil Polar Vortex 2.0 - ha! Take THAT winter, you old so 'n so. I'm declaring it a win. No one died. No power was last. No pipes were frozen. No trucks were wrecked.... we are calling it a big victory!

Look deep into this nutella hot cocoa.. yes it was that good.  This sustained me yesterday.

It was only -10* without the wind this morning so I rushed right out at oh.... 10am to see the damage. None. Nada. Nope. The meat chickens were happily clucking around, the geese were screaming at me, the goats were glaring, and the dogs just couldn't get enough of the cold and sunny morning.

Then I kicked everyone out of their coops, milked Debbie, found my old hen, and declared our complete and utter (udder?) victory. The goats are in the sunshine, the ducks are bathing in the snow, and the geese are still screaming.

Nibbles looks like she has been eating frosting out of the can for the last several weeks. She is huge. Large and in charge. We are gonna work on a pregnancy fitness program for her ... starting tomorrow when we reach up into the 20*'s.

Oh happy day we WON!

Happy Wednesday everyone - doin' OK?


Jenna Woginrich said...

I am feeling the same celebration! things did freeze (pipes, morale, etc) but I learned to defrost them, stay warm with sweaters and wood stoves, and spent a lot of time outside with the critters - chicken to red tail. If we made it this far we can make it to Spring!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

we CAN make it, Jenna! we had some frozen morale too but we powered thru it. thanks for stopping by!

MT Dreamer said...

Woot! So glad you and all the critters made it through! I think that special hot chocolate saved the day!

Vera said...

We have just battled through heavy flooding because of the unseasonal warm and wet weather we are having, and we have won through as well. Gives a good feeling, and makes for a strong inner self. I think we might keep some hot chocolate here as well! Bless you. Vx

Unknown said...

We FINALLY had some SUN for the first time in weeks! Ah sun!!! :)

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