Photos for 2022

April 29 2022 Dorothee wondering if our apricots will make it this year. Most years the frost kills the blossoms.

April 29 2022. An early trillium in the woods.

April 29 2022. Dorothee looking at the wonderful display of plants in the woods.

April 17 2022. Dorothee and I took Jim and Ginger up to the woods for a load of wood. If you look closely you can see Dorothee driving the team after unhitching them from the wagon.

April 3 2022. Dorothee and I take a nap after lunch with the kittens. Patches pictured here is a real favourite of Dorothee's.

March 9 2022, Yes we are gathering maple sap from our woods. And it was flowing well.

Feb 5 2022. Note the sled is parked facing away from the farm as the horses tend to be less anxious to go away from the farm and pull accordingly. The hay bale is for driver and passenger comfort.

Dorothee driving the team from the woods with Jim and Duke Feb 5 2022

Feb 5 2022, the battery operated chainsaw. I have two batteries but rarely need them both.

Feb 5 2022. Loading the sled with firewood with Jim and Duke in the background...

Jan 29 2022, The morning starts with lighting the cook stove. Note the rescued water tank on the left that heats our water from the wood stove. It has been well below zero for quite a few days and there is nothing more wonderful than a warm fire in the morning after chores.

Cleaning the solar cells on the pole barn jan 29 2022.

The main pasture on Jan 29 2022, snow and lots of snow.

A dedicated Dorothee out in the minus 14 C shucking corn for the chickens. Jan 28 2022

Ginger and Chief getting oats and sunflower meal after pulling the sled may 25 2022.

Dorothee driving the horses after sledding for the afternoon. Jan 25 2022

Mat with Chief and Ginger pulling the sled in the north woods. Jan 25 2022

Dorothee doing some cross country skiing jan 25 2022 in the north woods.

And yes bowl of oats and sunflower meal after the snowplowing. Jan 23 2022

Jan 23 2022 and more snow so Chief was put into snowplow mode. Note I let the lines go so that I could take the picture but with Chief he stayed absolutely still.

Chief having his oats after the snow plowing. Jan 2022

Chief pulling the V snow plow.

Jan 2022

Gandolf visiting his rooster friend who got injured. Jan 2022

Jan 11 2022 I wished for snow for the horse drawn sled and forgot that also means I need to clean the solar cells.

Paolo visiting the farm had his first riding lesson on chief.

Jan 10 2022

Jan 6 2022. I got the bin put in on the north side of the north barn and filled it to the top with our oats that I had stored in our seed container pictured in the background. The fork lift is to the right with a bag of oats.

The oats bin being filled with our oats. Dec 6, 2022. My large diesel tractor had starter problems so I used the gas tractor which worked very well.