Winter returns

I woke up this morning to gusting winds, horizontal snowfall and about an inch of snow on the ground.

Taken from my bedroom window

Yesterday felt like spring and I was ready to start seeds in the greenhouse, now I’ll have to wait a few days, but that’s ok.

With everything coming to a grinding halt for most, my life is business as usual. I’m planning my garden, improving my kitchen to increase baking capacity, and will get the Airbnb ready to rent in the coming weeks. Like everyone in this region who relies on tourists, I’m worried about whether people will travel this summer and if I’ll be able to make any money. With the economy on shaky ground, I wonder about my ability to get a job if I don’t make any money this summer. Basically, I’m feeling like everyone else feels, but have a place to share it with the world.

I’m cautiously optimistic that eggs, home baked goods, and veggies will be needed and even the locals may buy more this year. All I can do is keep planning and moving forward, that’s all any of us can do, and hope for the best.

Stay tuned for bread, coffee cake, cinnamon rolls, pound cakes, and pies coming out of the kitchen this summer. I bought a large stand mixer to accommodate bigger batches, and really hope that purchase wasn’t in vane. (Not to mention a double oven that’s sitting in my garage waiting to be installed)

Tools of the trade

The chickens are cooped up for a few days in the bus, between the gusting winds today, and tomorrow’s forecast for cold temps, they’ll be staying put. The Rooster has become very aggressive with me, and actually got my leg with his spurs yesterday, and I lost the whole basket of eggs trying to fend him off. There’s a lot of discussion about whether to put him in the old coop for a few days, rehome him, or move the bus soon so that we aren’t interacting with him every time we step outside. We’re still undecided about what to do because we see how he takes care of the flock. Stay tuned, and be prepared…..

Rooster crowing for his girls

I’m enjoying staying home and not venturing out, but worry for Bob and whether or not he’ll have to go back to work next week. I’m hoping they let everyone continue to self isolate. He’s going nuts being home, but in the long run it’s for everyone’s safety.

If you need eggs, just call and I’ll put them at the end of the driveway for you. (231-228-2577)

Be safe, slow down and STAY HOME!! Peace, Andria

Ella and Duncan enjoying their time outside

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I'm a city girl living her dream of having a small farm in the country, living a simpler life and enjoying every minute of it! #auntbeawannabe

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