Sunday, January 27, 2013

And Then, It Snowed

Here is a visual by Laura of our beautiful snow. This was a very wet and fluffy three inches that melted quickly. Since this, we've gotten another cold, dry, pelleted inch of snow.
Now the weather is tolerably mild, for winter, and the main action here on the farm is watching for a calf from Penny.
When the ground dries up we'll be back to horseback riding and soccer practice.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Flood

For four days, the fourth ending in 3" of snow, we had a total of 6 inches of rain.
We needed it.
Here are images of the flooding that some readers will recognize.
The path by Cub Creek is flooded, and the panoramic view is where we wade into the creek.
Mr. B got his coat on for the snow so he'd be warm and dry.

Sunny and 74

I'll try to recreate the weeks I didn't blog. These pictures may or not be truly representative of the week I have in mind, but there's no rain and no snow in these, so close enough.
We've had a mild winter till January, and the highlight of this mild winter was a week of warm weather with a high of 74 for us.
Here you see the girls enjoying the time to catch some sun and activity.
One of the many blessings of homeschooling is the ability to spend your days flexibly, and we took advantage of that during our heat wave.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


We like to listen to music that's fun for dancing. Our radio station changes the lyrics so we don't have to hear any swear words, and I'm always shocked to hear the real version of these songs. (The content is already shocking enough, without the profanity.)
We watch a wide variety of movies, and Becky keeps a pencil and paper handy to tally up how many swear words they use. We all agree that, with a few exceptions, swearing means you don't write good movie scripts.
I laughed when I saw the girls' poster of "How to know if your cat is plotting to kill you."
The bad word is censored by Becky, with a piece of tape.
What kind of Libertarians are we?

Laura, Crazy Cat Lady in Training

All of the cats but Debbie sleep with Laura.