Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winter Ready

The pond is ready for skating!

 Greg and I shoveled and swept off the little snow that we had.

Moose loves winter.  It is the only time that he benefits from having a pond in the backyard.  It is much easier to get the ball when you don't have to swim.

There is a pretty strict no skate policy on the left side of the pond, where the stream enters.  I tried to make that clear with the snow line.  Though I don't think any one would drown, I bet the water is pretty chilly right now. 

We are ready for winter, but still waiting on snow so that we can get the skis and snowshoes out.  

What We've Been Doing Lately

Not a whole lot.

The surgery was kind of an eye opener for me as to how much one relies on their stomach muscles.  I was able to get off the couch and out of the house a few days after the surgery, but still couldn't really do much. I have never been more bored in my life.

Christmas was quiet, with a little Dutch tradition.

We did get out and do some easy hikes in Orland and in Camden.  It was just a little icy.

This is what Moose has been up to, pretty much all the time.....

The other dogs do this most of the time.....

And the outdoor animals......

Those goats will do anything to get to their food!