Snow Storm


#1

Pretty deep here in Bluefield, Va. Guessing about 14 inches and still snowing. I wish I had a four wheeler so bad I can taste it. I would do some sweet doughnuts! :smiley:

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#2

Hope y’all are staying warm!

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#3

Wow Shawn,

You got me beat here in Western Ohio. We received exactly 0.0" with this storm. Ken might have gotten some down in Lebanon, as all the snow was supposed to stay south of I-70.

Bluefield, VA :question: :confused: , I thought you were from Knoxville or are you visiting?

A 4-wheeler would be great with or without the snow.

BTW, I like your screen saver!


#4

Hey JW, glad the storm missed you, unless, of course, you have a four wheeler with which to do sweet doughnuts. Seems like the storm is hit and miss. I think Nashville and Bristol got hit but it skipped Knoxville for the most part.

We inherited my grandparents house here in VA. It’s the old home place and we really don’t know what to do with it. I am up here doing some remodeling now trying to decide if I want to get out of the rat race and become a farmer or stay in the city. I love the farm and the land here but there’s not a lot around, which is good, kinda. I don’t know I’m back and forth. We’ve had 5 baby goats in the past 2 weeks, that doesn’t make the decision any easier. Maybe I’ll get a picture of those little guys and post.


#5

sounds as though you have made up your mind to stay on the farm , any way I wish you well for any way you decide . That’s a pretty good snow you got going there . We had about one inch here in Lebanon. Nothing to write home about.It keeps me in because I can’t breathe the cold air to well. Would love to see the Baby goats they can almost look like puppies. Looks like you have the bases covered on keeping warm and that’s a good thing. May have to put one of the pets down next week . Pokey the grey cat has lost weight and is not doing well at all , she sees the vet Monday . Stay in and practice LOL.


#6

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…trying to decide if I want to get out of the rat race and become a farmer or stay in the city…

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I wish I had that decision to make.


#7

Yeah Shawn, looks like the storm dumped plenty on you. We got 4 inches out of it down here before it headed northeast to you guys. Freezing rain or sleet is the norm for us so the snow was a nice change of pace. And yep, took the 4 wheeler to deer camp and played in the woods most of the day!


#8

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sounds as though you have made up your mind to stay on the farm , any way I wish you well for any way you decide . That’s a pretty good snow you got going there . We had about one inch here in Lebanon. Nothing to write home about.It keeps me in because I can’t breathe the cold air to well. Would love to see the Baby goats they can almost look like puppies. Looks like you have the bases covered on keeping warm and that’s a good thing. May have to put one of the pets down next week . Pokey the grey cat has lost weight and is not doing well at all , she sees the vet Monday . Stay in and practice LOL.

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Thanks for the well wishes Ken. I’m am leaning towards the farm for sure. You are right about the little goats looking like puppies. They sleep in a pile just like puppies. Most have short ears still except two that have ears that are as big as their body, they look exactly like chihuahua’s. I will get some pics tomorrow, we need to build some more stalls. Hate to hear that you pet is not doing well. It sure is easy to get attached to these little critters.


#9

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— Begin quote from "TNTaylor414"

…trying to decide if I want to get out of the rat race and become a farmer or stay in the city…

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I wish I had that decision to make.

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Hope you get the chance to do what you want someday beardedbanjo. You are in big farm country up there for sure. Some folks like that fast life where something is always going on around 'em and some folks just like peace and quiet. As I get older, I think I am the latter.


#10

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Yeah Shawn, looks like the storm dumped plenty on you. We got 4 inches out of it down here before it headed northeast to you guys. Freezing rain or sleet is the norm for us so the snow was a nice change of pace. And yep, took the 4 wheeler to deer camp and played in the woods most of the day!

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Lucky! Trail riding in the snow? You’re killin’ me! :smiley:

I use to live in Arkansas from '86 till '92. Lived in Little Rock and then Benton. I went to Bryant High School out there. You are right about the ice storms out there. I remember a bad one in about '89 or '90. Grandpa and my uncle came from VA and we put a roof on the house during that storm. Good times. :confused:


#11

We skied Okemo in Vermont on Saturday. By noon the sun was out and the skies were blue. We live 2 hours South and West and had just a couple of flakes flying when we got home. Nothing stuck. That’s okay, we’re still recovering from last winter.


#12

Good deal Jim, sounds fun!

Few little goat pics… We put 'em in this stall today and they were having a good time jumping up on the ledge and running around.

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Caught one mid jump.

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#13

I’ve always had a strange phobia for goats. They just look evil to me. Probably from watching too many scary movies as a kid. (no pun intended!) I like the little feller in the first pic though, trying to hop up on the ledge.


#14

Great goat pics! If I ever get to a place where I can keep them, I’m probably gonna get a miniature goat or two. There were a pair near where I used to bike named Stubby and Chubby. I loved those little guys.


#15

Pygmy goats are a hoot , if they did not smell real bad I might keep one in the house LOL , I sure miss the land I had in Springboro.


#16

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— Begin quote from "beardedbanjo"

— Begin quote from "TNTaylor414"

…trying to decide if I want to get out of the rat race and become a farmer or stay in the city…

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I wish I had that decision to make.Hope you get the chance to do what you want someday beardedbanjo. You are in big farm country up there for sure. Some folks like that fast life where something is always going on around 'em and some folks just like peace and quiet. As I get older, I think I am the latter.

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I grew up on the farm in Texas and always loved that lifestyle. But then there were a few bad years and the family lost the farm.

There’s lots of land up here in Montana like you said, but they’re also pretty proud of it, too. Whether I get to grab some of it someday or not, I’ll still try to be content whatever the circumstances God gives me.


#17

— Begin quote from "Bulldog"

I’ve always had a strange phobia for goats. They just look evil to me. Probably from watching too many scary movies as a kid. (no pun intended!) I like the little feller in the first pic though, trying to hop up on the ledge.

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I get that for sure. My Uncle and I are always saying we understand why the Lord says he will separate the goats on one side and the sheep on the other. They are contrary animals and very destructive, always into something. They ram each other and those little ones if it’s too crowded in those stalls. They will clean up some land though, they leave nothing standing in their wake. lol


#18

— Begin quote from "beardedbanjo"

I grew up on the farm in Texas and always loved that lifestyle. But then there were a few bad years and the family lost the farm.

There’s lots of land up here in Montana like you said, but they’re also pretty proud of it, too. Whether I get to grab some of it someday or not, I’ll still try to be content whatever the circumstances God gives me.

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Hate to hear that about the farm beardedbanjo. Sounds like you have the right perspective though.

I wouldn’t have thought land up there would be that expensive. I guess nothing is cheap anymore.