Mid-February

Alright, so we’ve made it past the middle of February.
We don’t do the Valentine’s thing here.
I don’t need a corporate day of spending money for Hubby to “prove” he loves me.
Nor I that I love him.

Pfft.
The fact that he doesn’t run screaming away from the Farm, and that he freezes his ass off to clear snow for my nags is proof enough for me.
And for him?
Always cold beer, hot food, and a little lovin’ on those nights we don’t fall face first asleep into our pillows.
😂😂😂
Hallmark ain’t got nothin’ on us.

But, getting past that annoyance of marketing frenzy means only 32 days ’til Spring.
I’m starting pepper seeds this weekend.
Poblanos and shepherds.
Peppers just take so long to germinate.
Tomatoes will get started in about 5-6 weeks.
Well, those that I’m starting in the house.
I have winter sown a whole bunch of tomatoes, and will do a few more containers this weekend.
Same with some of the peppers.

Now one of the good things about that annoyance day, is yesterday we got a Loop load.
YAY!!
With truck problems, I had to find others to take our pickups because the rental car couldn’t take the loads.
(For anyone who missed it…Loop is the local food waste recovery program…we sign on to pick up out dated, short dated, not for human consumption food from grocery stores that would normally go into the dumpster…instead, we (and other farmers) get it to feed to our animals), but finally, we are back to getting our pickups.
Yesterday was Valentine’s cake day.
My fat, fat horses are gonna *love* them some cake.
😂😂😂
Outdoor cats scored a bounty of lamb.
Those little fatties are doing great too.
I’m glad, because outdoor life can be rough on felines.
All my kids are upwards of 6 years old now, and doing very well.
The only one who wasn’t born here is our Maxamillion:

Maxamillion!

Our old man has helped raised many a kitten that wasn’t his.
He came from the local Humane Society as an “outdoor only, unsociable” cat.
Ha!
He’s my buddy who follows me all over the Farm, and loves to sit in my lap for morning coffee on the deck.
He was only “antisocial” at the shelter because in 2 weeks time he’d been brought in, neutered, sent out on adoption trial, brought back, then shunted off to the “barn buddy” program.
It took me all of 2 weeks to convince him that life was good here and his belly would never be empty.
That was 8 (almost 9) years ago, and he’s been my best buddy ever since.

Where was I?
Oh right…the cats scored a bounty of lamb for their next few meals.
Max sure does love him a lamb chop!
My picky cats tho…they prefer their meats cooked.
Unless it’s liver. Liver they gobble raw.
I have to fry their meats in a bit of butter (leaving them rare) and then put it out for them.
Spoiled rotten cats.
But, they do hunt and they keep the rodent population near non-existent.
Considering we’re surrounded by grain fields, that’s pretty awesome.
So I will not complain about my “please cook my lamb for me Food Lady” felines.
😂😂😂

So that’s it.
Mid-February.
Mother Nature is kicking our ass with all the snow She shorted us the past 4 years.
And we’re dealing with it using alcohol and rage.
Sure ain’t any winter weight being gained here…anyone who wants to get in a helluva workout, let me know. I have snow every where you can shovel.
Cardio and weights all in one!
😂😂😂

6 thoughts on “Mid-February

  1. Sandee says:

    We do cards for Valentine’s Day and that’s it. We have better things to spend our money on.

    I’m so ready for spring. We didn’t get enough rain, but that’s nothing new here. Bugger.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, Christine. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cederq says:

    How do you keep your cats alive up there in Manitoba? No predators? Max appears healthy. I had barn cats on my little farm in Alabama where I raised Boer goats and while during the summer an overabundance of critters, in the late fall and winter I fed them and they stayed healthy.

    Like

    • WolfSong says:

      Oh yeah, we have some serious coyote problems.
      I shoot everyone of them I see.
      But, we also have a doorway cut into the side of the tractor shop that is just big enough for cats to squeeze into (at high rates of speed if necessary) and too small for coyotes.
      We have had foxes and skunks get in, but neither care about the cats, just the kibble.
      And there’s several cat houses strategically around the property with the same sized doors, so no one has to run to exhaustion to get away from a stinking ‘yote.

      We did lose a lot of cats our first full year here, until I took up coyote hunting.
      I used to have this idea that we could co-exist. That didn’t last long.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Cederq says:

        I go up to Northern South Dakota and participate in the coyote shoots up there, prizes and awards for the most tails, ears and the biggest paws. I have taken yotes with a .22, a 270 and a 7mm and with some of my hand guns. In Alabama, we had a problem with wolf/coyote hybrids.

        Liked by 2 people

        • WolfSong says:

          Coydogs can be a real pain in the arse here. Especially with the one neighbour who is known letting his bitches run free all the time.
          But, they get the bullet when stalking the animals on my property just the same.
          And I must admit, I’m more than a little jealous of being able to shoot coyotes with a handgun.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Cederq says:

            Takes a little more skill, but it is fun! Don’t you hate people that allow their animals to be pests? I had same kind of problem with neighbors dogs and my goats and I told them once they are on my property they are fair game. I kept my two dogs under control.

            Like

Comments are closed.