Up Close and Personal-Winter Farming
It’s been a crazy winter here. We’ve already received over 40″ of snow and it’s snowing again today. Unfortunately, farming never stops for Mother Nature. This batch of pigs are seeing snow for the first time. They’re not sure what to do. But, they finally came out of the barn when I enter the pen and began to explore. And tried munching on my boots.
It was snowing pretty heavy so this picture isn’t the greatest.The pigs are so funny. They just want to know what all the white stuff is and where is their food!
While hubby and I are taken care of the farm, our Amish neighbors are doing laundry!
And some of them want to know if the snow will ever end!
I on the other hand get to plow mounds of snow.
And… throw a few snowballs at farmer Joe.
Farmer Joe and I drove to town to pick up a few things.
And as usual was stopped by a train.
I take my camera with me everywhere I go. I love taking pictures of old barns.
Gorgeous winter rivers. I just had to stop and take a picture. .
Almost everywhere you look around here you’ll find a windmill. Even our internet is powered by a windmill.
Several of the Amish houses nearby. Sometimes they have several on one property like this one.
And then here I am dreaming of spring and gardening.
Living life in the country hasn’t always been my thing. I’m a city girl, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. When I was a kid, even a young adult I used to think I was born into the wrong family. I always thought I should have been born into a country family. That is, until I moved to the country. I nearly went stir crazy my first two-years out in the middle of all these cornfields. And then, one day I woke up and I felt at home. It’s crazy how our priorities change as we grow. I can’t image living my life any other way! However, there are times when I’m envious of those that live in NYC, Chicago and LA!
I hope you enjoyed this little look into my life. I’ll be doing an entire serious on Up Close And Personal this year. Let me know if there’s anything you’d really like to see or know about me, Amish life, Country Living, Farming, Cooking, and the like. I’ll do my best to answer all your questions.
27 thoughts on “Up Close and Personal-Winter Farming”
I grew up in the country too and I miss it so much. I love the sign “Hickville”, haha!
Beautiful pictures. I’ve always wanted to stay at a farm.
I love your pictures especially the ones of the pigs and you in your boots! We haven’t seen much snow this year — we had a day of it and my daughter absolutely loved it! I think she would love to be where you are right now and roll around in all that white stuff.
I just love reading about your adventures. I secretly always wanted to grow up in an Amish community. I love the closeness and living off the land and the focus is family. Just a great way for kids to grow up. Thanks for sharing:)
Hi there, I just stopped by from the list of website on the SITS girls Facebook page. I don’t think they’ve announced a “winner” for the critique yet, but I just had to comment and tell you how much I really love your blogsite! So clean, and organized, and interesting things to read. I’ll be back!
Hi Linda, Thank you so much for the compliment. I’m glad you like it and find it easy to use! Yes, come back and we can share stories.
Just found you today and I love your stories, pictures, and recipes. Looking forward to reading more good stuff!
Love the pictures and your blog. What a cute banner you have. We live in St Louis and always want
to move outside of it and get three or five acres. My husband grew up on a working farm and really misses it. Stay warm!
i love the pictures, you live in a great place! wish we had the seasons here in FL!!! you look like you live an awesome life, thanks for sharing!
I am definitely a country girl. I would never be able to live in a city. I am very interested in the Amish way of life, I will be back to explore your site more.
I am so excited that you were on my SITS list today! I love your blog and I can’t wait to spend time catching up and reading more. You’re life looks awesome!!
40 inches of snow! Good gravy! I guess I will stop complaining about the snow we’ve had in Oklahoma this winter. Stay warm!
So interesting to see! With the weather we have been having, I am very grateful I am not a farmer who must go out in it to tend to animals!
Beautiful photos. I know we are all tired of winter, but I can still appreciate the beauty.
Hello from SITS Comment Love! What a fascinating site you have here. Cannot imagine living in such snowy conditions after the few “snow days” we’ve had here in Texas. Looking forward to poking around your page. 🙂
There is a growing Amish community where my in-laws live and it’s always fun to catch little glimpses of how they live. What a great opportunity you have to learn a different way of life!
Wow! Those pictures are breathetaking. I live in Texas, so we don’t see much snow. So gorgeous!
WOW! Kudos to you guys for farming through that snow. 🙂 That’s dedication!
That’s a lot of snow but so pretty. #SITS blogging
Hi, I love your pictures they’re absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing them and giving us a look into your life living in the country! My favorite picture is the Pigs!! Coming over from #Sitsblogging
Interesting to read this story and look at your pictures. I was wondering if you enjoyed it…but then I read the last bit. It is interesting how our lives, goals and dreams evolve. Good for you! Thanks for sharing your stories.
Stopping by from SITS!
That looks SO cold. I live in Upstate NY so we have a lot of snow too, but I am never outside for longer than 5 minutes 🙂 You are a brave one! Stopping by today from #SITSBlogging!
Very pretty pictures! How on earth do they dry their laundry outside in the winter – freeze it and bring it in? It’s so interesting to see your pictures of the Amish community. Just have to two, you, my 2yo was looking over my shoulder and saw the last picture of you and said, “aww she’s so cute” – 2yos say the cutest things! He also used the phrase “just my luck” the other day – funny kid. Stopping by from SITS!
Such Beautiful Pictures! How interesting and I am so glad that I found you through #SITSBlogging. Stay Warm 🙂
That is a lot of snow. I live in Mississippi & we have even had snow this year (but not quite that much). I hope ya’ll thaw soon. #SITSBlogging
Love the beautiful winter farm pictures!
Gorgeous pictures! What a gorgeous area you live in!