Winter Hay, Sand and Stone

Hay and Stone

We’ve been working on getting ready for winter which is fast approaching.

Three truck loads of sharp sand for spreading on the driveway over the winter so that the milk truck can get up and down the mountain.

Two loads of 5″ minus stone for the south field road to help with soft spots so that cedar posts and wood chips can be delivered up to the plateau.

The rest of the winter hay delivered and positioned up in the fields for easy feeding out over the deep snow months.

In the box on the front of the tractor climbing the hill in the picture are gilt grower pigs. These are the extras from the group of breeders who shipped west last week. We hadn’t known exactly how many pigs would be going until the last minute so the veterinarian had done health certificates for extra gilts and sows just incase. This let me then pick the very best to load up on Halloween for the long trip westward. They arrived Sunday afternoon, safe and sound, twenty-one Sugar Mountain Farm breeders ready to make a new home in the Rocky Mountains.

That is not mists hanging in the air – it’s snow. It’s unscheduled snow. I had planned for no snow until December 21st. This was my plan. Apparently someone else planned otherwise. Hopefully it won’t stick.

Outdoors: 4°F/4°F Overcast, Light Snow
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/59°F

Daily Spark:
Scientists have developed vaccine against Ebola that is 100% effective in trials.
They did this by genetically engineering in the genes from the common cold with the Ebola genes.
The common cold, one of the most infectious and easily spread diseases known to mankind.
Ebola, one of the most lethal and devestating diseases known to mankind.
What could possibly go wrong?

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2 Responses to Winter Hay, Sand and Stone

  1. Nance says:

    Interesting to hear that the Rocky Mtn Pigs have arrived at their new home. Will they be the subject of a blogger there in the Rocky Mountains? It would be fun to follow their acclimation and immigration, west. We prepare for winter here in Iowa too but our preparations are about 1/100th the size of yours. Glad you are stocked up and hunkered down. Sounds like the first big winter storm is coming soon.

  2. Farmerbob1 says:

    I’d love to hear an update on the Rock Mountain Transplants, Walter, if the buyer is talking.

    Also, in the daily spark, you mis-spelled ebola once:

    “Embola genes”

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