Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Lord have mercy! We had yet another snow day yesterday!
Sunday was horrific, with church services being cancelled all over West Michigan.
Then to add insult to injury: Monday was yet another snow day!
Austin got dressed up in his karate outfit (found at Goodwill last year!) and pretended he was a chef. His aunt made him a paper chefs hat and I drew on a mustache and goatee with washable brown markers.
(BTW: washable markers are GREAT! You can use them to create "tatoos", mustaches, sideburns, and even add brilliant yellow/pink/blue/purple/green stripes to your hair!)
Here he is twirling his mustache!
He then made fresh squeezed lemonade and his own lunch of peanut butter and jam sandwich.

I ventured out to get the mail and brought my camera along.
This is no trick of the camera.
The day was really this dreary.
Nary a car in sight, as the wind chills were -25, and roads were still deemed hazardous.

The winter garden.

Bless their hearts.
The hen house.
Where the 9 hens and the one rooster have been cooped up( pun intended) for days.
I tell Farmboy every morning as I go out to tend the chickens...
"If I'm not back in 10 minutes, send for reinforcements, I could be buried alive!"

Yesterday, a hawk came right up on our front porch and plucked a mourning dove(who was eating his own lunch) out for his lunch.
The circle of life.

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God.
Thank you Lord, that spring is on it's way!
By faith.

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a said...

oh cyn:( you're in the thick of it now....I have seen a hawk grab a little bunny once when living up there broke my heart but at least it was not one of your girls who are snug in the coop...bored needing to see sunlight how do they do it? I'm glad I'm not a chicken in the winter! spring can't be too far away ? but yep we're getting more snow today...tomorrow we'll see the sun..and then thursday again more snow:( blahhhhhhhhhh! stay warm! I love how austin has taken over the chef duties! cute outfit and stache...love those markers too..especially when the little girls are here! xo

Anonymous said...

I know you're probably ready to have it all gone and over with, but I am still finding your photographs of the snow lovely. (Rosa)

Terri said...

He looks great!!! LOL
We've been known to color a few faces around here as well. LOL
God bless

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Hunkered down here too and pretty sick of it! Can't even bare to take the kids out (which is why you recived no note of thanks cocerning the goody box!!!) That dress is so beautiful and I am obsessed with the socks - I wont say thanks - that is stll coming!

kansasrose said...

Oh this looks sooo cold! But beautiful too! It's a sad part of nature to see those things( death) happen...You all have gotten hammered this past week! Imagine being one of your hens all "cooped" up. eeeuuwwwww...Won't spring be a special blessing this year? Hang in there hon! xxxooo

Kerrie said...

Brrrr!!! I will not complain about it being cold here again..
Warm wishes sent your way dear friend...
I couldn't be a National Geographics photographer I would always want to intervene and save the one who is about to be EATEN..

cityfarmer said...

It's coming again and I can't stop it....thanks for our chatty chat today.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog today, I love it. You too live where it's cold, I live in South Dakota where the high tonight will be -14 without the windchill. I love your gardens, your home is beautiful. You have a beautiful family. You are a girl after my own heart, I love gardening and beautiful flowerbeds. I wonder if somewhere in your blog, I went back a year that you might have a picture of the island that you made out of a buffet. I too am looking for an island and cannot afford much so any help you could give would be appreciated.

Love the chickens.

I would love to hear from you.


Farmgirl Cyn said...

Peggy...If you would leave an e-mail address or blog address, I would gladly send you a pic of my buffet/island. Thanks for stopping by!

Homemakersheart said...

Thanks for the bread baking tip. I'm not much of a baker, trying to learn though, so I tend to follow directions exactly.

Our snow day: C worked on homework and I got caught up on cleaning out our filing cabinet. Though I didn't get very far, the pile is huge!

God's peace,

Anonymous said...

Cyn, my e-mail address is psheridan1955@hotmail.com (helps me remember the year I was born). Thank you so much.


LauraS said...

Oh my, those poor chickens!

I only recently saw your question on my blog about my dance classes. Where does your friend attend classes? It really is such a wonderful way to make friends and have a bit of fun!

- Laura