Monday, January 23, 2012


Things that have broken since Friday:

- The furnace in the parlor
- The fuel pump on our skid steer (Yes, the one with a cab!)
- The pipes in both calf barns - they froze
- The tube cooler line - also froze

Friday it was one degree. Today it was 50 degrees. Last night we had a thunder storm. It's crazy, windy, and kooky out there! When it was super cold, the mixer wagon tractor wouldn't start easily, wouldn't keep running - all the ways machinery acts up when it's cold.

Kris doesn't like when the ground freezes and thaws. It makes it harder to get into the fields and super messy. But this winter, it's been the norm!

Right in the middle of all of this, Kris had to leave the farm for two nights to stay with me in the hospital. (This was scheduled - I had surgery.) Thankfully, we have a great team, plus my dad here to hold down the fort. Or hold down the farm, really.

It's not that bad ... if I were to make a list of things that DIDN'T break, it'd be too long to write.

1 comment:

Jules said...

I'm glad your surgery (presumably!) wasn't on your blogging fingers! I hope you and your farm equipment are up and running again soon!