Monday, January 11, 2010

Another Blizzard

We got hit by another blizzard last week!
School was let out early on Wednesday and called off Thursday and Friday. Part of the reasoning behind school getting called off was the bitter cold temperatures and the wind.
We "got" to send our remaining hogs (1600) to market on Friday....one of the coldest days (if not the coldest) of the season so far. One good thing was that since school was called off, we had some help. Courtney was just thrilled that she didn't have school but got to load hogs..lol! She called two of her friends, Tayler and Hannah, and they came out and helped us. Thank God for her friends!
It was one LONG day, we started loading about noon (well the kids did, I had to waitress until 1:00) and got done about 11:00 Friday evening. The drift beside one of the hog barns.

I was the lucky one that got to go to the barns early that morning to shovel out the load out areas! Here is what I looked like after I got done shoveling.

I can't believe I still had a smile on my face after shoveling!
Notice the frost on my hair!
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I am so thankful for my kids and their friends for their help....I don't think I tell my kids often enough how much I appreciate them and the hard work that they do for us!




12 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks a little chilly. ha!!

Sharon said...

You poor thing!!
We had the same here and we have drifts, like I have never seen before.
Glad to hear that you had help loading that many hogs in this weather.
Stay warm.

Susan said...

You have amazing kids!!! BUT, they are that way because YOU are amazing. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree :o)
Susan

Cheryl said...

Burrr, it's making me cold just looking. You have raised your kids well and it shows.

Stay warm!

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Crystal said...

ON a farm kids are invaluable! Things definitely changed on our farm when they grew up and got lives of their own :)

I'm sure it feels good to have that big job done! Will you get the next batch soon? We are having a little reprieve from winter - +10 yesterday. I doubt if chinooks get all the way to you -right?! Sorry!!

Brenda said...

OMGosh! Now That's cold!

Michelle said...

You were smiling because your face was frozen in that position!

Nezzy said...

Enjoy those youngens' while they are still around. Ours grew up and here Hubby and I sit on the Ponderosa doin' all the work ourselves. This Ozarks farm chick misses the punks every blessed day!

Ya'll have yourselves a wonderfully blessed day and stay cozy!

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Midlife Mom said...

Yes you do have really great kids! In this day and age when so many kids think the world owes them a living it is nice to see kids that pitch right in when there is work to be done. You've done a good job!

MONTSE said...

I was happy reading your blog. Thank you for telling your farm life!