Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Days

Old man winter has made his way to Oklahoma again. It wasn't the pretty white snows that caused alot of problems but the thick ice that coated anything and everything and in return made for quite a huge power outage. The nearby town was completely dark for days and still there are a lot of homes without power. We were lucky enough to have ours restored late this afternoon but it is still flickering and I wouldn't be surprised if it goes out again.

Of course this lil' one thought nothing of it as he had his own personal flashlight and made sure he joined in all the activities.

Riding in his PaPa's old feed truck to take care of the little bottle calves was part of his chores!

He tried to offer them some hay but they aren't quite old enough for it just yet.

Bottles with warm milk now that hits just the right spot!

Feeding the birdies is also on the list.

Off in the distance are 3 deer grazing for a little something to eat.

The trees are encased in ice and they are a pretty sight at night although sunshine would be a great sight to see. It's been a bit on the bleak side here.

The cows are staying well fed with extra grain besides the bales of hay. Inside tonight I plan to enjoy the overhead lights and hook a little on a challenge rug. I sure don't know how those pioneer women did it so long ago in their sod homes with just an oil lamp. Makes you appreciate the modern conveniences that we take for granted today! Bless all those men who have worked non-stop restoring so many of us with power and are still working to restore those that are still without.

Hope your staying safe and warm tonight and being thankful for all the many blessing we have each day.

Happy Trails....Ginger


Teri said...

Hi Ginger,
Just love the picture ....
I have always said that I don't know how the first settlers made it through ... just strong I guess. That, and I think we are a little spoiled!
And the farm life is not easy work ... it is not for the faint at heart.
Glad to hear you have power ...hope it stays!
Stay warm.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginger, I am an Okie too.. can't believe all the ice & snow we got! Love your pics! The calves are so sweet!

Joanne said...

Ginger - love that first picture - So glad you made it thru with no catastrophes! Looks like PaPa is veyr happy to have his sidekick with him - look at those smiles!

moosecraft said...

The warmth from the love coming from Sloan is what's keeping you warm and sane during this horrible storm... stay safe! Love all of the pictures!

primitivebettys said...

I am so glad to hear you are all safe & warm. I was worried about the whole bunch of ya! :)

Sloan looks as comfy as can be. What a DOLL! :)



Kim said...

Glad to hear you weathered the storm. Those ice storms are nasty. Your little "helper" is adorable and great pics, by the way.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

That's a winning shot of Sloan in the first picture. Just darling! Glad you all made it through. And what a great experience for such a little guy. He's so lucky to have you and your hubby for grandparents :)

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Wonderful pictures!

Laurie sowthacres said...

Ginger - You really do take such wonderful pictures - such wonderful memories of little Sloan as he grows up!!