Sunday In Pictures

The ducks are out enjoying a sunbath.
That would be after they  took a puddle bath in ice cold water!
Down feathers must be very warm.
It got to 61 degrees today -- that's a heat wave in Wisconsin March.
That's Shawano Lake in the distance, where my husband does all his ice fishing.

Maple sap has been cooking all day in our
crude works.

What a difference a week makes.
These are the ice puddles the ducks are puddling in.

The pussy willows are blooming and.....

the first batch of meat chicks are in the garage.
Now I think it's spring.
The last thing my daughter said to him when she
put him down was, "Grow big"

.....dr momi


Chatty Crone said...

Alright then - you really are a homesteader! I just realized that - dah. You are awesome. sandie

TexWisGirl said...

wow! 61 degrees in Wis in march!? i remember 50 degree 'parties' in may in high school! :)

Judy T said...

Things are definitely moving toward spring. I still haven't talked my hubby into getting meat chicks. I think he has too much trouble eating something he's been introduced to.

Jill said...

We've got the same weather as you. Isn't it wonderful? The whole week is to be nice!

Love that maple stove. I think it's perfect.

Amy Dingmann said...

Isn't this weather amazing? In MN it was 60 yesterday - my son came out in his swim suit and I told him "It's NOT that warm!!"

That chick is cute! We don't have ours yet...I don't think you're going to have any issues with that chick gettin' big!! :)

Unknown said...

Great pics! I can't believe you're able to do maple syrup this year. We only had a couple of days that had the sap running.

Anonymous said...

If it was warmer, I would love to be a duck on the water.. Love the cabin style home, got pics of the inside??

dr momi said...

Chatty Chrone....homesteading is in my blood :-)

Tex....'parties' in Wisconsin??? LOL

fulfreezer....once he would eat that homegrown chicken he wouldn't look back. (Just don't name them like my daughter wants too LOL)

Jill....looking forward to the wonderfully warm week. But, it could be the end of the maple sap season.

Mama Tea....I can see your son in his swimsuit LOL! At 61 degrees, everyone goes without their coat and the shorts come out here in Wisconsin. Bet it's the same in Minn. far we have about 3 gallons of maple syrup, but it doesn't look good for the rest of the season. Too warm too fast.

thomas....I bet Bubba would like swimming in the water too! Our house is sided with a product called fiber cement. It looks like cedar. We love it. The log house look with no maintenance. Someday when the house is all cleaned up, I'll do a post on the inside :-)

Candy C. said...

Love your vase of pussy willows, we don't get those here! Well, I'm glad ya'll got some maple syrup with this wacky weather we've had this winter! You will have to ration it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Dr. Mom,

How neat! Do you use to feathers from the ducks for anything? We will be getting our chicks soon. I've got to set up a nesting area for them. What a neat piece of land! I love that you are using so many different things like the pussy willows, and such. I'll look for other posts! Thanks for sharing!


dr momi said...

Candy C. ....I think we will be cooking on Tues. and then it will be will have to be rationed!

Sandi....I've been saving the down feathers as we butcher -- maybe a down feather pillow someday?? Thanks for stopping by my blog!

laughwithusblog said...

Love the crude stove! I wish I had some of that maple syrup!!!