Above is a photo of Sydney I took a couple of days ago during our cold snap. I was noticing how well you could see her breath in the cold air and sunshine. Today we got to catch her to give her a shot. Both Tom and I are ill with nasty colds so this was a good time. We finally were able to get her into a pen in the barn and give the immunization safely. But this is what it is like trying to manage a farm in January.
While I was finishing up the animal chores, I started noticing the thick wool on the sheep (between coughing a lung up). I particularly noticed Wendel and Harlen (brothers from another mother).
Harlen’s wool is strikingly long and thick,
as well as being a pretty golden color.
Looking forward to spring with its warmer weather, flowers, and pretty shorn wool.
So in 2013 I was listening to Weekday on KUOW and they were talking about the commercial about farmers that had just played during the Super Bowl. Here is the commercial
They commented that they did not understand why it was a truck commercial, that trucks are not farm equipment. This was my last straw with KUOW. The comments seemed both arrogant and ignorant. I know we are small potatoes, but we used our farm truck for many things: hauling livestock, bringing home equipment, moving hay, as well as for recreation. Everyday I see trucks used for farming here.
But our farm truck is now old and needs to retire. The mechanic says we cannot trust it for towing or long distances any more. So we need to say goodbye to our truck.
truck at our wedding
Trip to pick up Lewis
Truck n Eugene
Hauling stuff from Grampa White’s
Dinner during goat rental
Picking up cider press
Bringing home goats
At Dad’s cabin
Grand Canyon trip
Moving the Boles Aero
At the Boles Aero
Now old farm truck
So today we purchased a new farm truck to replace our old one. It is sad saying goodbye to the old one, but fun to say hello to the new one. We drove to Idaho and stayed in Wallace.
Fainting Goat in Wallace, ID
We stayed at The Wallace Inn and greatly enjoyed their hot tub, pool, jacuzzi and steam room.
We bought our new farm truck in Kellogg, ID,
New Farm truck
and then drove back home.
Welcome new farm truck!