Greetings from the Tundra.

Okay, so it's not really the Tundra, but it sure feels that way.  Negative temperatures. Wind. Blizzard. Whiteout. Cold.

The last couple days, I've left the kids inside and done morning chores alone.  This never happens, and they weren't happy about it. I haven't had many toys in the living room, but moved a bunch in.  It's just too cold elsewhere.  I figured we'd all want to be huddled around the fire.  And snow.  We've got some of that and more coming.  In Maine, we measure snow not by inches this year, but by feet of snow.  It's a good time to cozy up and find fun things to do inside.

But they wanted to play in the snow.  Who am I to say no?  I figured it would take me longer to bundle them than the time we spent outside in this weather. A lot of effort for nothing, so I thought.   Especially they love to lay in the snow to eat it.  But I did it anyway.

And you know what? It took 20 minutes to bundle them up, we were outside for 45 minutes. 

 And this three year old, let me tell you, cannot do anything without farming.  He HAD to bring a cow with him.  That cow shoveled with him, trudged through the snow, made snow angels and went on numerous sledding rides. 
And here's where mama gets in trouble.  We went into the barn and it was his job to feed grain to the goats.  He set the cow in a safe place (unannounced to me), loaded grain in his dumptruck and fed those goats. While he did that, I was raking hay (starting to prep that indoor playyard in the barn I hope to complete).  Apparently that cow was raked into a pile of hay.  It's not a needle in a haystack, there's a miniature cow in the haystack.  And I'm in trouble.

Thankfully, he agreed to just try to look again tomorrow.  He won't forget, let me tell you.  This farmer takes care of every one of his animals.

I do hope we find his little cow.


  1. Me too! Ooooh, you're brave to weather that cold! Enjoy the day inside all toasty!

  2. Same weather here. We're hoping to get into the positive numbers today. :) Maybe the cow was trying out the play area to make sure you were doing a good job??? :)

  3. I hope you find that cow. You stand a better chance because it's inside the barn and not buried outside in all that snow! We are having a blizzard as I type. Some businesses decided yesterday to be closed today because of the impending weather. I do love watching a storm though ... from inside the house! :-)

  4. I hope you find the cow! Yikes! It's a good thing your kids like snow as much as they do with all the snow you get in the winter. We don't have snow but very cold temperatures so I am pretty grumpy right now (along with the chickens haha!).

  5. Sweet, I remember those days with my boys too. We lost a few toys along the way and yes we always had to hunt for them.
    Good luck...I am sure you will find it. :-)
    Happy New Year



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