Sunday, February 18, 2007
Poor Ma Ingalls
Snowy the sheep in less snowy days
So. This snow has a downside. It is called "Frozen water pump." For the past few days, I have had to schlep water, two gallons at a time, about 300' through knee-high snow all the way to the sheep's water trough. Why only two gallons at a time, you ask? Well, because their gate is frozen open in a way that your average winter coat-wearing woman can shimmy through but the average full-pelted sheep cannot. Thus, I can't carry (or lift over the gate) anything fatter than a gallon at a time, either.
It has all been rather humbling. Poor sheep! But it's almost a month until spring...