Saturday, December 15, 2012

17 Put Up So Far!

I'm invigorated by the coming snowfall! I headed out with Gibson and loaded up 17 bales and just unloaded them into the barn. Heading out for another 15 or so shortly. It felt so good to walk into that sun-dappled barn before the storm and fill a whole side wall wiht Nelson's heavy bales of beautiful second cut. In that barn chickens danced around my feet, Bonita grabbed by flannel shirt's cuff for an ear scratch, and the pigs grunted and scuffled about in their pen. I made a note to clean out the rabbits' pens this afternoon, and then came inside to a cat asleep on a sheepskin by a woodstove and happy old dogs.

Taking care of things, preparing for comfort in a storm, shucks this life makes me happy. My barn was a temple of contentment today, and by the time the snow circles around it the little yellow lamp inside will be a beacon. Enough of my gabbing, off to get more hay!

P.S. I downloaded the free trial for World of Warcraft. I love it! I was a level 12 Worgen Hunter as of last night. For someone who hasn't played any games on her computer, ever, I think that's a decent day's game! I won't be playing it today, what with this hay and holiday parties and such. The farm wins over the computer. Pigs over pixels I always say.

16 Comments:

Blogger Holly said...

I have been playing for 5 years now! Holy waste of time but I love it and really feel a connection with my toon. A druid of course. What realm are you on? I'm on bloodhoof and I never come across others that are on it.

December 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM  
OpenID vintageandhandcraftedinnovascotia said...

That hay looks so good I can smell it!! Keep on truckin'!

December 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger maddie said...

So jealous you're getting snow! We didn't have any at all last year. Nothing that stayed longer than a day.

December 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger TransFarmer said...

Have you received my package? Forgot the label. It was made this Nov. Hope you enjoy it.

December 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM  
OpenID cadcfab2-46e9-11e2-95db-000bcdcb2996 said...

Hi Jenna, I know you enjoy eating rabbit, so I thought I would pass this recipe along. I came across this recipe for Rabbit Breakfast Sausage and thought you might be interested.
1 dressed rabbit (about 6 lbs.), 2 tsp salt, 1-1/2 tsp rubbed sage, 1-1/4 tsp white pepper, 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 cinnamon, 1 cup finely chopped & peeled tart apple, 2 TBSP cooking oil. In a mixing bowl combine first six ingredients. Cover and refrigerate over night, Process in a meat grinder or food processor,small batches, coarse grind. Stir in the apple. Shape into patties and cook over medium heat. About 8 servings. I am sure it freezes well like any other sausage.

December 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

ditto to the curious as to the realm you are on.

December 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I'm in Gilneas, gray female worgen named Boghadair! if you see me, say hi.

December 15, 2012 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Megan, Rudy's mom said...

As a girl I find War Craft super fun. I just get annoyed when it gets so hard my people die and I have to keep redoing the same campaign over and over.

December 15, 2012 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger The Village Queen said...

Nothing better than the smell of hay and happy munching!

December 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Fernleaf said...

Haha HA you are playing WoW? That makes me very happy in a super nerdy way. My hubby and I have been playing since 2005! We've met some super awesome people through the game that we wouldn't hesitate to let crash on our couch or pitch a tent in the backyard...of course that's after sifting through a lot of the morons. Glad to hear you're having fun with it though :)

December 15, 2012 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Jenna you need to get you a trailer to cut down on the gas and time you spend hauling that hay.

December 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Jenna, how is Jazz doing?

December 16, 2012 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger John Baker said...

To piggy-back on Denise's comment...it is possible to get 38 bales in a full size pick-up bed with the tailgate down. First tier bales on thier sides lengthways 4-3-4; second tier bales on their strings 2 bales lenghtways down the middle of the bed, 4 bales widthways on either side of the middle row; third tier, two rows of 4 lengthways; fourth tier 4 pair of bales widthways; fifth tier, one bale widthwise across the top to tie it all in. Strap from cab to the back bumper on the forth tier, on both sides of the top bale. Varies acording to the size of the bales. Pretty big load. Wouldn't advise for a 1/2 ton pickup...but 3/4 quarter ton pickup can handle it, especially for short, middle distance hauls. Just thought i would make a suggestion. Keep on doin' what you're doin'!

December 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

It's just a 5-ft bed!

December 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

trailer someday! it was a 40-min round trip. It's okay.

December 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Kelsie said...

Jenna--if you can ever get ahold of an Xbox or Playstation, I think you would really love playing the Elder Scrolls games. I'm NOT a gamer by any stretch, but the one game I do enjoy immensely is Skyrim, which takes place in a nordic-style landscape in a medieval-esque fantasy world. It's incredibly immersive and open-ended. My character is an expert archer :)

December 16, 2012 at 2:41 PM  

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