Friday, December 12, 2008

Wind fall and Snow Day

As you may have read in my last post, we had snow last night. It's beautiful though there's only about 2 or 3 inches on the ground. As Liv was going to town to deliver some cake's and such she was stopped by a tree crossing the drive. The heavy wet snow was just too much for this old dead pine and it made it's last stand to no avail. I had to get the chainsaw and clear it out so she could get through and I of course took the camera along. The funny thing is that I took pictures of everything but the fallen tree before I cut it up. I guess I just got carried away with the task at hand. So, here's so random pictures around the farm.

The trusted farm dog, Smokey.



Chief, our pygmy buck don't seem as excited about the snow as I am.


The girls saying "Look here comes Daddy, where's that feed bucket"??







OK, now time to head up the drive to move that tree.



This one will probably come down next. For now I will leave it, I think everything deserves a second chance.


Driveway is clear. I will cut the rest of the tree up for emergency firewood. I don't really like to use pine but ya just never know what winter may have up it's sleeve.


Another picture along the driveway.


This is my second Love. This Honda ATV is the greatest thing I have ever owned, couldn't make it without it. Here it is ready for action.



This is a symbol of the real me. Folks around here call me Taz sometimes. hehe!! They say it's because of the way I fly into any task that do. I think it's funny.



Man I love this work horse. Makes my life much easier, I cut the tree in bigger sections that I would have if I had to carry them all. I can tie my tow rope to the large pieces and to the back of my ATV and then drag them away. Saves this poor boy's back a lot of lifting.



8 comments:

Cath said...

You're going to have to change your header - this is where I draw a line in the "snow"....

The Scavenger said...

Cath, I wrote my name in the snow today, care to guess how??? hehehe!!!

Chris

Cath said...

Yeah, I know that trick...but the only letter I can make is "O"! hahahaha

Marie said...

You sure live in a beautiful part of the country--love the pictures! We're supposed to get hit late tonight with a snow storm--love the moisture, but hate driving in the stuff... :)

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

What a beautiful farm you have. Smokey is very handsome. Those Boer does are nice looking and what cute pygmys. Kind of makes me miss having pygmy goats! We used to have a little one we called Rambi and she bossed all the big Boer girls around. hehe

The Scavenger said...

Cath, toooo funny.

Marie, Thanks we love it here. Keep the fire good and hot tonight with all the snow coming your way.

Shiloh, Thanks, we have had Smokey for about 1 1/2 years now. Got him free at the flea market and he is worth every penny of it. hehe!!

Thanks to all,

Chris

Anonymous said...

Your place looks beautiful! I love that long drive! I'm not a huge dog fan, but your dog looks adorable. (We have a chocolate lab--great dogs!) Gen--Il Homesteader

The Scavenger said...

Gen, thanks so much, that long drive is 1000 feet up to a one lane road, it's great. Smokey is part of the family as I'm sure you know by reading our blog.

Thanks,

Chris