Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm in the Corner of Your Jukebox

Another pic of that sky Saturday...I took quite a few


Or I wish I was. What could be worse than going in the barn on a twenty-something below morning and finding a flood? (Gracie's water bowl AGAIN. It has been rebuilt from the inside out several times...what the heck is wrong with it?)

Frozen water pipes in the milk house....broken in at least four places. Water spraying everywhere, into delicate electronic controls, all over the floor creating an ice floe....What a mess! Frozen stable cleaners too.

What could be worse than all that? Frozen water pipes on just about every farm in the region so we are still waiting for the fix-it guys, who are working crazy overtime fixin' it all. They were on the way here when somebody's vacuum pump succumbed to the cold and that, rightly, had priority. We slogged all day....just getting the most basic of chores done. Kinda, sorta done at least. Ate supper at ten last night.

And as soon as the boss gets up and Liz gets here we will get back at it.

On the bright side it is supposed to get to thirty today...above that is....


Dani said...

I am so sorry!!!! Sending good thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

This too shall pass, but it makes you wonder why we try at times, don't it? If people were paid for what they produce with their two hands, on a frustration level, most couldn't afford to eat!

joated said...

May your day be as filled with color and light and wonder as that sky you had on Saturday.

May all the repairs take half the time, energy and money that you fear they may take.

Best wishes for a calm, peaceful, problem free period of weeks and weeks duration.

Woodswalker said...

If milk prices reflected the real labor costs of the farmers, none of us could afford it. I stand in awe of your diligence.

DayPhoto said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry! I only had the OUTSIDE cow water tank break (a real mess) but N.O.T.H.I.N.G. compared to you!


Cathy said...

So sorry for all that mess ;-(

I hope the memory of that magical sky buoys you a little as you face today's challenges.

My son called last night. Water pipes frozen in New Hampshire.

Wish that global warming would get to our neighborhood.

Earl said...

You have all that, seems if the Global Warming goes to deep freeze you had better have caverns to keep the cows in. How did the Vikings have dairy farms in Greenland? Oh, it was warmer then.

Linda said...

I hope you got everything back to normal....nothing worse in winter than it attacking you like that.

lisa said...

I don't think there could be much worse! I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all better ;)

threecollie said...

Dani, thank you. I think I felt them warming me up through the day

JB, it will and boy am I glad of it!

Joated, thank you very, very much.

WW, thanks for your kind words.

Linda, it is all hard in the winter, surely not vacation time on any farm or ranch that has livestock and machines that must run

Cathy, thanks, we keep hoping for just a little Global Warming...ten degrees or so higher would be nice. I wonder where it went

Earl, that is one of my dad's favorite points on the whole global warming thing. They didn't call it Greenland because it was encased in ice.

Linda, well, the whole affair is still ongoing. Guess it doesn't want to let us go yet. I went to the barn as fast as I could get dressed this morning to check for disasters...sick of them sneaking up when I'm not looking. Things were fairly calm at least for the moment....thanks

LIsa, thank you...that is a really sweet idea. Hope you are staying warm and safe.