Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A neat giveaway! and other news

Adventures in Self Reliance Blog has a neat give away for a fire starter. I love these kinds of things because I'm out in the nearby National Forest a lot on my rides. These fire starters are great to have in case you get stuck or a little off course and need to stay out over night. They are easier to carry then matches and you don't have to worry about a fire starter getting wet like the matches.

Adventures Blog is full of other great articles and information so drop by over there and check it out.

In other news, Topper's cut is doing well. I've ordered some special wraps for her and I'm getting a hoof boot to cover the whole deal. Still trying to keep the wound clean and dry so that it doesn't get infected. 

It appears that I've so far successfully been able to keep what ever critter away from the chicken pen. I haven't had another dead chicken since Saturday. 

I'm FINALLY able to see bare dirt!!!! We still have a lot of snow, but I see bare ground and I'm really happy about that. Unfortunately the weeks weather forecast includes another chance for snow this weekend. GRRR!!! I really can't wait for spring so I can start working in the garden. I still have almost a foot of snow in the garden, so I'm only still in the planning stages for the year.


  1. Glad to hear Topper is on the mend. the rotters ,I see you read about the acrobat at my house today , never ending these ponies and the drama

  2. Good news for Topper and the chickens, too. Yay!
    And yay for seeing ground again, too. This year the snow just seems to keep sticking around longer than usual. We still have the same snow on the ground for our 14" snowfall of two weeks ago. And today it's snow flurries and tomorrow, too. But the sun is shining while it's snowing, so hopefully nothing will stick. But Boy Howdy! This wind! Eeek!


  3. Well Lisa,
    That seeing the ground was only temporary. It's snowing again here and sticking to the ground.