Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chill in the air

The recent tumbling of temps has made tending to the farm all the more interesting. With frozen ground and blistering cold you have to get creative in keeping warm while tending to the animals. Stock in Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate may rise due to residents of Faith Farm as well as thermals being  out in full swing. Our hope is within the week or two that there is a break in the cold and the digits rise, even if only slightly. 

There is nothing we can do to prevent the cold, but one of the most important things is to be able to have fun and enjoy the daily grind no matter what the circumstance. Paul tends to the pigs and Tristan will quickly yell, "push me Pop, push me." The pigs will just have to wait an extra ten minutes for the food until Tristan and Pop have a few laughs on the tire swing. Keeping the priorities in check are important. 

Here's a pic of Jess & Chrissy out at the market a few weekends ago when the sun was out and the jackets were left in the car. What a day it was! Even in the cold and chill, we're at the market : ) We hope to see you there. Have a blessed week. 

1 comment:

Gina said...

I, for one, am so grateful that you make the trek out to the Byrd House every week, especially in this chilly weather!! Today was brutal, but I was happy as ever to see you all there. I still haven't used the soup bones from a couple weeks ago, but I will soon, this is definitely soup weather! Also, I had to say that Amish butter is beyond good!! I lightly toasted some of Mark's multi-grain bread & spread some of the butter on top, one bite & I was in heaven. Look forward to seeing you next week!