Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Is there rough weather coming?

The sky was red this morning. By the time I got the camera and opened the back door, the red had faded some.



Poppy had to be at work at 6:00 this morning. The clock was set to alarm at 4:30...actually it was 4:16 when I shut the alarm off and crawled out of bed. Good thing I love getting up early! By 4:45 I had carried Eli and Weetie out, fed the cats, put the coffee on, washed my hair, brushed my teeth and washed my face...I then fixed myself that first good hot cup of coffee and sat down for ten minutes to see the weather report before packing Poppy's lunch and seeing him out the front door.


you know what they say about "red sky in the morning". Can you tell the pond is frozen. Friends, I am ready for spring, or maybe a move to Florida. Once upon a time the cold didn't hurt like it does now! As my grandson John used to say when he was small, "I wonder why"?


Out and about on these cold frosty mornings, I feel so lucky to have a big guard dog like Eli. Does he look fierce or what!



Wish you could see the commotion when Eli walks inside the goat lot carrying this teddy bear. You see, the rooster sleeps inside the little goat barn and is still inside the lot when Eli and I get there. The rooster and several of the hens are the same color as Eli's bear...I suppose to the rooster it looks like Eli is carrying a dead chicken, and he just might be next.




All the bowls and containers holding water for the animals were frozen this morning.


I'm out very early these cold mornings, giving them all fresh water to drink.

I've had a heck of a time writing this post...and that would be fine if the post had turned out great...but actually, it's hardly worth publishing. Darn it!!

Love,
Henny :)




29 comments:

  1. Girl, I feel your pain! This cold weather is rough on my bones! I can imagine the excitement in the goat yard! My animals are all so used to each other, they wouldn't give it a second glance. Don't you just love breaking the ice so your animals can have a drink!!!??? Me neither! LoL

    Grace & Peace

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  2. Well I enjoyed it, Eli looks like the perfect guard dog, big and fierce, manly enough to carry his teddy in public.

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  3. Early morning coffee/wake up routines are always fun to read!

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  4. Lovely photos ! Oh I do love Eli with his teddy soo darn cute ! I know what you mean the cold hurts me to makes me ache and even worse when the air is damp as well ! I stay in bed till 7am in the winters as it is darker as well , Papa gets up just before 4:45am and goes to work for 5:30 am I get up early with him in the summers as I love the early summer mornings . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day and stay warm !

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  5. Your posts are always very interesting! We all live differently and I am always thrilled to read about someone else's everyday life.
    We heard Washington D.C is supposed to get 20 inches of snow. Crazy! I hope you don't get near that much!
    Take care and hug Eli for me!

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  6. Its very much worth posting, I love the photos! x

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  7. I loved your post! I love getting up early too and I haven't been lately as I have been staying up late, knitting and computering. You have inspired me to change my habits around as I really do feel better all do if I get up earlier. Eli is just gorgeous. I have always wanted a Maremma and seeing his photos makes me smile! Have a lovely week and keep warm!

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  8. I made myself stay in bed until 6 o'clock but I had been awake since 5. It seems to be the fate of most 'older' people. The problem in winter is that there's not much to do at that hour ( if you live in town with no "chores" to do). So dark and quite dreary. DH did get some of the very tall Rugosa Roses cut down today. It's probably too early but you really can't kill those roses so I'm not worried. What worries me more is when he walks in the flower garden with his big work shoes and steps on emerging Iris and Tulips. But I am thankful he helps me, big feet and all.

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  9. Love you! I am loving the pictures! You are a smarter than I am I stay up late and get up late. I usually go to bed around 1 in the morning and get up between 8:30 and 9:30.

    Love you!

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  10. Eli and his bear is too cute for words. He's going to have to work on his image if he wants to be respected as a guard dog.

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  11. There certainly seems to be a lot of red skies about, we have had them here the past few days a real delight looking at them. Eli looks a real cutie carrying his bear around.

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  12. Hardly worth posting? Wrong. Those pictures of your big tough guard dog with his teddy made me smile from ear to ear.

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  13. Your post was so worth publishing! I love Eli and his teddy bear!! So cute. Just love reading your posts on your blog! Stay warm!

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  14. Your post was so worth publishing! I love Eli and his teddy bear!! So cute. Just love reading your posts on your blog! Stay warm!

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  15. We all enjoy the little snippets of your life! I laughed at the thought of you carrying Eli out;-)

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  16. You are an early bird! It was after 9 before we were up today, too cold to touch the floor.

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  17. I think it was fine post...any time I see that Eli will make a fine post for me...look here to see pictures of neighbor's dog.

    You sure do get up early...I am more apt to be up that late.

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  18. I simply can't imagine getting all that done in half an hour at 4:00 in the morning. And without any coffee to get your motor started yet!

    You are amazing!

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  19. Nice pictures. The birds here say it's coming.

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  20. Hey, you're going to get more cold weather because I've got lots of it and it's heading your way!!!

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  21. I think you got more done by 5:00 AM than I did by noon!
    For a city girl, who grew up as a farm girl, your posts are always fun to read.

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  22. I am just sleeping good by that time of the morning! We did that time table for years...I am so not a morning person. I had to laugh at what the chickens might be thinking about Eli...:)

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  23. Well I enjoyed your post, Eli looks extremely fierce with is teddy bear - tell him Rocky said so! x

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  24. Eli is funny carrying around his old teddy bear. Frozen water bowls are a pain, aren't they? It's a lot of work to thaw them every morning and put out fresh water -- which, of course, just freezes again. I love early mornings, too, and that was a beautiful sunrise you photographed.

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  25. Yes, we are probably in for more bad weather! I wish not but this is where we live. Eli certainly does look scary! LOL Nancy

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  26. I WONDER WHY!!

    Ha ha. Love you, Mama!!

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  27. My you get up very early!!! I feel like I'm oversleeping getting up at 6:30. : )
    That's one way of keeping those roosters in line. : )

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  28. Are you kidding? I loved this post! Especially the rooster/teddy bear story. Never apologize for your posts when they come from your heart.

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  29. Your Eli is like a big teddy bear himself! I love these little snippets of your life and I'm so happy to have found your blog! I am adding your blog to my blogroll on the sidebar!

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