Wednesday, January 15, 2014
So, when your husband mentions briefly while running out the door to work " the tractor probably needs fuel" , put fuel in immediately. Don't assume you can do chores then fill it before parking back in the heated shop! And in all honesty, there's no fuel gauge, so you have to climb up on tractor and put a stick into the tank to check levels. So, due to my laziness, I ran out of fuel. That's not something you really want to do with a Diesel engine, especially when your husband (mechanic) is on the road. Thankfully our neighbour and friend came to my rescue. After 3 hours of bleeding lines, priming, dealing with dead batteries and ice in the fuel, and some ether, they got the old girl going again. I'm so grateful for good friends. Thanks Art and Bert!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Yup, that's right. Wind chill of -50. On my way out to do chores. The animals and I are getting very tired of this cold. We bedded their houses with straw yesterday, I hope they were all somewhat comfortable in the cold overnight. They all have protection from the wind which is half the battle in keeping them warm. Praying for a break in this weather pattern!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Well, 2013 is over and what a year it was. It was a year of growth for our farm, we started at the Regina and Indian Head farmers markets, we opened our farm stand and our website/on-line store. As with any growth there are challenges, and we had our share! We feel blessed to be able to provide good healthy food to so many families. Thank you to all of you for your continued support! Happy New Years from all of us here at the farm. Here's hoping we all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!