We love this time of year on the farm. Everyone is in the spirit of the season and talking about what they have planned over the holidays.
One of the most important things we do in winter is to make sure the animals all have the right shelter from the elements. All are quite hardy, but they do need the occasional tuft of hay to nestle in, trees to shelter under and protection from the wind.
This little guy will burrow with his mother in a hut when the wind starts to blow…
The sheep like to stay outdoors, even when there is shelter available. They often get next to hay bales or in the woods if needed. But otherwise graze peacefully.
Jerry, however, can be found at anytime of the year chasing farm employees near the barn or by the silos. Ever since he’s been pardoned, he’s begun to feel more and more invincible. There will be a point where he risks chasing a farmer one time too many…But back to the holiday spirit.
The big question in our house is…when will the pond freeze? We have fun before school, after school…and sometimes – shhhh! – during school.
Blue is quite good at defense.
But when she takes away the puck, she never gives it back!