Friday, March 21

Our Critters on the farm







A few people have ask for picture of the chickens this is the most recent taken just a few days ago. There's our poor horses stuck inside once again due to the cold temps and wind. I have to agree with my husband when we were in California and deciding where to retire he told me "upstate NY was colder than Alaska," nah; could not be possible. Well, I'm here to say; "I was so wrong," it is colder here than in Fairbanks anyway. Brrr! Maybe it has something to do with age, thinner blood, I don't know!
Reminiscence
I grew up in central Pennsylvania and played outside a lot during the winter. Remember the long wooden sleds with the two metal runners, and how you'd lay on them and stack a few people on top of you; oh how'd you fly down the hills. We'd stay out for hours until your hands were pink and half frozen, why were we so numb to all this as youngsters? Did you ever dare a friend, who then dared you,to take off your socks and boots to run barefoot through the snow? I miss those days, just this morning I was explaining to my granddaughter (after she mentioned how fast time was going) how some days there just doesn't seem to be enough time in a day to get things done. How my own mother used to say enjoy your childhood, when you become an adult time flies. It's not like the time on the clock goes faster, we all know there 24 hours in a day, yet some things seem like only yesterday, when in reality it was a year or two ago.

4 comments:

Farm Chick Paula said...

Ooooh, thanks for the pictures!!
I can't believe you're still having weather like that... I feel for you. Yesterday, I went outside in my Birkie's- with NO SOCKS!YAY!
Spring is finally here for us-I'm hoping it soon comes your way, too. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter, Mel!

Kathleen said...

Hi Mel, I found your sweet comment on my blog and was so delighted you stopped by! I so enjoyed visiting your blog as well. Come back and visit again! Happy Easter, Blessings, Kathleen

Vickie said...

Hey Cuz,

Sorry I haven't been on lately the kids have been sick. Stomach virus this time...YUCK!!

Hey I remember those days of riding down the hill. Going down was great it was going back up that was killer. lol Oh and the ice skating party that I could only stand still because everytime I moved with those skates on I fell. Oh and what was his name riding the snow mobile out on the ice hmm... it was a oh gosh it's like right there but I can't put a name with the person I'm seeing right now in my head. Anyway I remember a lot of fun and stupid times we had.

Talk to ya later.

Katy said...

I love your animals!!! They are beautiful! i live in western PA and i love the country! :)