Winter Wonderland

Wildflower Farm In The Snow

A few days back we got had a “wicked stawm” or for those who don’t speak Boston, “a wicked storm.” Now for people unfamiliar with the term “wicked” it means very, or lots of, or something to that general affect. It can also mean severe, or major…. It enhances what it is applied to in Boston vernacular.

Pikku visits with some of her barn yard friends.

The thing is, I am a farm. So when wicked stawms hit, I have to go do the rounds, making sure everything and everyone is ok. I take my not so trusty dog Pikku, with me. She is a giant 1 year old great dane puppy. We hope in time the trustiness will take hold…. Till then, I just keep trying to acclimate her to the farm.

Some of the “outside people.” that is how we think about our animals.

The outside people can know  many hardships during our New  England  winters, if proper precautions aren’t taken…. one year it  got subarctic, I made them horse blankets out of old throws, another year  their water   was freezing, we got an electric water bowl. The point is, farm life means endless preparing and repreparing for whatever nature throws at you. Here in New England, that means be ready for everything. So we try to be especially in  the winter.

Some pretty ever green trees in the snow.

goats in the snow

Pikku, visits the wood pile

Beautiful winter farm view

The facts are simple… Nowhere has a winter as magical as New England.  Let’s also  face reality… Large portions of this farm are unreachable without snow shoes or cross country skis in the winter. However, we are plowed out…. So getting in and out is no problem, and inside it’s warm from the wood stove and smells  of wonderful baking treats…. As harsh and hard as it can get out here, the more I find myself spell bound by this place.

Olde fashioned farm house

We moved out here some years back looking for a different more environmentally friendly old fashioned way of life. It’s rough going…. But we are still here, surviving another long winter, here at  Wildflower Farm.

Thank you for taking the time to read.
Amanda of Wildflower Farm

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