Lida Farm in Winter

What happens on the Farm all winter? Although you’d think that we would try to do nothing, I keep finding projects to do. So far has been a laundry list of repairs and maintenance which I’ve been trying to get to for a long time: fixing the sheep feeders that have been broken the last 6 months, cleaning the chicken coop, putting in a glass pane in the barn that I shattered 2 years ago…it goes on. One of the biggest projects was putting woven wire fence around the back pasture so those sheep have something to eat in the middle of the summer next year.

But probably the project I’m most proud of so far is our skating rink. Neither of the kids have skated before, but they did both get skates for Christmas this year. I figured there’s no better place to learn than on the pond across the sheep pasture. It took a few hours of shoveling, scraping with an ice scraper, and taking water out of a fish hole with
a gallon jug, we were in business!
Me putting on the finishing touches, sweeping the snow off with the broom.
Willem’s first skate