It's Unpredictably Predictable
I'm pretty sure every one believes their State has the weirdest and most changeable weather, and I would agree. Every State I've lived in has had the oddest weather and can't seem to make up its mind. But, I live in Texas now so I guess I have to claim we have the craziest weather out of all. At least I can predict it will be unpredictable. Here on our little hill in the middle of no trees we face a lot of winds, that's predictable. What's not predictable, is how fast, which direction and when.
This year has brought us a lot of heavy winds to the point, I believe, we have had at least two tornados blow thru here. In the process of such windiness we have experinced much loss and destruction. Our barn is totaled, the coops roof blew off, our pergola is gone, the green house is leaning, lawn mower broke, and the house needs a new roof, did I leave anything out? Oh ya, one of our neighbors decided to do a burn pile and in the process set our field on fire. Now the blessing, no animals were injured or lost, yay! All humans are intact and so is the majority of our house. We will be getting a new barn, pergola, roof and our field is growing new greener grass. We have already added a loafing shed, 20ft storage crate (water tight, bug, and critter proof) a new lawnmower with zero turn (ya baby!), and hopefully enough insurance $$ return to pay for it all.
In the process of waiting and preparing for all our newer and better things we have welcomed 12 new chicks, who seem to have enough hens who want to be their mama. All our lambs are healthy and growing strong and we will soon welcome a nanny with her two bucks, super cute!
ASR has many wonderful highlights and reasons to be here, but if weather was a factor in staying it would cause me to move, I guess you could say that about everywhere. So we will stick this out, add value to our farm, enjoy what we do have and be thankful for the predictably unpredictable life we live.
Texas Icelandic sheep breeders since 2015