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Holy.
Frickin’.
Moly.

I wasn’t kidding when I said this weekend was gonna be cold, but I think Mother Nature done outdid herself!
We are currently sitting at -31*c, feeling like -45*c at 11:30am.
Yikes!
And it’s looking like it’s going to last for a few more days yet.
Gross.

But that’s winter on the prairies in Canada.
Cold. A.F.

The horses have blazed through a bale in 3 days.
Yeah, that’s normally a 8-10 day thing…but they stay warm by eating.
And eating they have been!
Plus they get their daily pail of yummyness…and we’re adding oats too…but of course, our poor CinderBella has problems with her jaw, right?

It ain’t easy being the horse with arthritis in her jawโ€ฆpoor dear. โค

So oats don’t really soften in the pail of beet pulp and it’s been getting hard for her to finish her pail before it freezes.
Yeah, it’s that damn cold!
So I’m on the hunt for a complete feed that I can add to her pail for that extra ooomph they need come cold snaps, that’s 1. easy for her to chew/breaks down in the soaking water (beet pulp has to be soaked for horses to eat) b. has no soy or alfalfa in it so I can give it to Astrid too and 3. is economical.
*sigh*
Dietary issues with equines.
That’s my life. lol
I thank Epona for my easy peasy lemon squeezy gimme beer ’cause Ima slightly alcoholic fat girl Ruby.
That painted bitch is so easy to feed and I’m so grateful for that! Whatever feed I find, she’ll eat noooooo problems. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

So with this cold, the urge to order the seeds I need for the garden were strong.
Driving me bat crap crazy strong. lol
So I had a discussion with Hubby about using his credit card to place the order…he said “it’s in my wallet…do what you need to do.”
So I did.
But when I logged into West Coast Seeds, I found that half my shopping cart was now sold out.
Which made me panic again.
*sigh*
My brain is so very broken some days.
I grabbed my stack of seed catalogs, and used the ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†goooooo! to find someone who had the seeds I wanted.
I finally hit on McKenzie Seeds.
They had everything except for the johnny-jump-ups and the ancho pepper seeds.
Score!
So I ordered what I needed.
Then hit up a local nursery to find my rhubarb…and then made a list of plants from there I want to add to the medicinal garden areas. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Oh and a friend wanted to order from the Prairie Shelterbelt Program, which give us access to a lot of trees for a lot less than local nursery costs…and she asked if I wanted in on the order so that we (along with a few others) could keep admin and shipping costs down.

Done!!

So in May I’ll have 10 Siberian Crabapple trees and 10 saskatoon bushes coming.
I haven’t figured out 100% where I’m putting them yet, but since they’re in the 12″-24″ size range, I can pot them up for a year or two if I have to…
Food forest, here we grow!!

Today Hubby is clearing the driveway.
Hopefully with the crazy stupid winds it won’t blow back in.
Ugh.
The wind really is the worst.
The cold you can work in, but combine the cold with 70km/hr winds?
You just can’t dress warm enough for that.
So he’s just doing a quick pass so that hopefully he can get out in the morning for work.
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We’ll just have to see what happens.

Fuck I hate winter.
I understand and recognize Mother Earth’s need for all of Her seasons, but I don’t have to like this.
This dog however…

This dog and her log love the cold weather…

She’s a special one, this nutcase.
She likes the cold, she likes the snow, she loves her log.
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5 thoughts on “๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ

  1. Sandee says:

    I should tell you that it’s going to be in the 60s here for the next 10 days. Then it will warm up after that. Mild weather here and I’m so grateful for that. I couldn’t live where you do. I need to be on a beach somewhere where it’s warm and there are palm trees everywhere.

    Have a fabulous day and stay warm. scritches to all your babies. โ™ฅ

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    • WolfSong says:

      Um, I’d take mid 60s!
      That’s like +18 for us…oh, I’m looking forward to that. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Of course, later on it’ll be +35C and I’ll whine about the heat.
      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Have a great week Sandee! โค

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  2. Re-Farmer says:

    I totally get you with the seeds! When I got a notification that something on my wishlist at Veseys was sold out, I made a large order that arrived before Christmas. I’d also ordered a small amount from Baker Creak in the US, which took forever to arrive once it got into the postal system. All the seed suppliers are being hit with massive numbers of orders right now! Most of the cold climate nurseries I’ve been keeping an eye on have been almost entirely sold out for months, and have yet to restock.

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