Sunday, February 04, 2007

Cold weather


Recently we have been having pretty cold weather. Ether Jonathan or I get up at night and check on the goats. We have some lamps going in the barn to keep them warm. The temperature has been in the 20 belows at night and in the day time it is around zero. The turkeys are fine and so are the cats and dogs. Somtimes like last night the dogs seem cold so we have them in the house. Samson our german shepard slept with me last night. I sleep on the bottom bunk and Samson just climbs right in! He seems to like sleeping with me but part of last night it felt like I was sleeping with him. He pulled most of the covers under him and his head was on the pillow. After a while I got him to move to a different place.

It seems like every night Mom asks us what we should have for supper. Lately it has been popcorn or something with eggs but just recently we had toad in a hole. It is where you take a piece of bread that is buttered on the back, stick it in the baking pan, put cheese on, put a piece of bread with a hole on top, crack an egg into the hole and sprinkle cheese on top. After it is cooked it tastes really good!

Outside we have been having fun too! We pile snow up into a large row and dig the inside into a tunnel. We have some winding tunnels that lead into a larger room. The snow is a good insulater. If you are outside in the windy field your hands will get really cold if you don't have your gloves on but in the tunnels it is pretty warm. You can still see your breath inside though.

Selah is walking around inside right now so I think she is going to stay in tonight. It is 6:13 p.m. and Mom's not sure what to make for supper. Maybe waffels. Jonathan is trying to make a shelf to put by his bed but the hard aspen wood is not easy to work with. Part of the shelf split.

You can probably guess that I don't have much else to do. Today Jonathan and I played music for a while. Yesterday Paulett and Steve came and we got ready to order seeds. Dad went to town yesterday too after getting the car started by putting hot coals from the wood stove under the car. He got a magnetic block heater in town.

I guess that's about all,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good To Hear from you Peter.

Its been a while.

Glad to hear Sampson is inside these cold nights. What a great buddy he is for you.

I assume Sela is in side too.

What ever your Mom cooks is always good.

Tell Jonathan Storing gas is short term. He should put some Stabilizer in it to keep it from getting stale longer.

Also If the world is comming to an end electricty would be a problem
in my opinion. But then why worry, would you like to be the only one left in the world. I know , your not thinking that serious.
Perhaps some of those people in Fl
would have been spared some if they had had some survival training.

Always good to prepare for the worst. And hope it never happens.

Good job on both of your blogs.

Gp B