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Snow Days… Gods When Will it End…?

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Firstly.. Sorry to not have written anything in a while. Life in general has been hectic here.

Now about Snow days… the first year we were hear we had sooo much fun with them. Seemed like every other week the school would cancel days on end. Well in the last 2 months aside from the normal time off they have had an additional 2 and a half weeks off. …and last week it got ridiculous. The last couple days they had off there was no snow on the ground and one of them was a day it rained all day. I jokingly said on Facebook that it wasn’t a snow day it was a “rain day”.

It was so bad that back on Monday I joked about the fact they’ll call school off on account of heat… as it was in the 50′s in January. The intense cold did give us a minor problem. Our pipes froze, just one segment and it was the important one. The outside pipe leading to the house from the well. So instead of waiting for thaw we just went out and bought some PEX pipe and re ran it.

On the pigs we were going to get… Seems they died in the cold we had along with the goats these people owned. Now my only problem with this is that we own 1 goat. She lives in a shelter made of tarps, concrete board and some rolled roofing. Theirs had a post beam structure and 3 goats in total. I’d think the three goats would be able to keep each other warm. While the only help my goat had was hock deep straw and my daughter’s blanket. Shrugs

We got our van which was out of commission working again. Spent over $300 on the repairs till we replaced the right thing. Funny thing is everything we replaced needed it, but wasn’t the problem till we got to the final one. It was the MAP sensor something that costs $40. Well at least we now have a new…

Fuel pump

Fuel filter

Distributor cap

ECM

Spark Plugs

Spark Plug Cables

..so we know if something else happens they won’t be those.

My son gets to go on his first maneuvers with the National Guard next weekend, hope he enjoys it. Right now all we are currently doing is making plans for the building we are going to do. The house is low on the list, have so many other things we need doing first. Well house, outdoor kitchen, layer house/yard, goat house/yard, pig pen (as we are planning on trying for some other pot bellied s).

Well That’s it for Now.

Be Well, Be Safe, and Blessed Be…

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About rivenfae

A homesteading mom with 3 kids, 6 cats, 4 dogs, a flock of chickens. Also a dream of a sustainable homestead out in the woods of Missouri.

One response

  1. Aw, sorry to hear about the Pot Bellied pigs you had planned on getting.
    Also, that much snow much get annoying.
    Hope things start looking up for you.

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