Quaker Hill Farm 3rd month, 2008 News
This year we can sum up winter with one word - ice. There has been more ice covering our yard
this year than in
all the past 20 years put together. Everytime we try and melt it, it warms up to just above 32 degrees outside
and the snow and ice all melt just a little again and refreezes overnight.
I took a nasty fall just last night on my way out to chores that sent my milking pails
and baby bottles sliding across the barn yard. My poor husband was at the goat barn when it
and tried to rush to my aid - rushing is not an easy thing to do when it is so slippery! Thank heaven for the
extra padding on my hips, though the bruise is rather uncomfortable!
I can honestly say that it would be safer to go across the yard in ice skates, than just walk
But, thing are well otherwise. The goats are milking nicely and the early lambs and kids are growthy
despite the bitter temps. We heard on the news just the other day that in northern Michigan in the month
of February, it snowed 28 days out of the 29 days of the month!
We are looking forward to tapping the maple trees very soon now and I am anxious for Spring otherwise!
Blessings & Peace,
3rd Month, 2008
Words of Wisdom
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the song
without the words and never stops at all." --Emily Dickinson