Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside!

It's finally snowing here in our part of Kansas.
I have mixed feelings about it...first I love how everything is so bright and clean looking...BUT I hate the dirty wet paws that have to be wiped off every time the critters come into the house.

I filled up the feeder yesterday knowing full well our furry and feathered friends would be extra hungry with this
cold weather.

Looks like they appreciated it.

I love the Cardinals.

Looks like we have a few families of them around.

This little furry fellow let one of the male Cardinals eat with him for a while but then wanted it all for himself.

This furry fellow waited his turn in the apple tree.

We are surrounded on 3 sides by Black Angus cattle.
They make great entertainment when you're working outside.

This is how some of us spent our day.

Above is Chelsea snuggled into her bed under the kitchen table with her little baby bunny toy. Below is Olly in the bathroom sink...not far from the wood stove.

Oh how we love our wood stove...especially on days like this.

I hope you're warm and cozy where ever you are.

Maura :)


Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Hi Maura, great photos you took. Your wood stove looks very toasty! We have 3 space heaters going and we are hanging out in the loft. Have a great evening! Nicole

Windy Meadows Farm said...

It looks lovely where you are...and Olly in the sink, he's adorable! We're under a winter storm warning here...6 inches of snow expected tomorrow. Can't wait! Thanks for sharing you pictures, and for sending the snow our way!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Maura,

Thank you for the beautiful "snow" pictures. Oh, they bring back memories. I loved our wood burning stove, I even cooked on it. (o: Maybe it was me going through a "pioneer" phase. But it was fun.

Oh, I just love those pictures of Chelsea and Olly. Precious.


Rural Revival said...

Yes, the fires are burning here too. It's very cold but we're still waiting for a good landing of snow! I'm becoming a tad bit impatient!!

Be well ~Andrea~

Fish Tail Cottage said...

love your cardinals in the garden - so pretty to see!

Deb said...

these photos are beautiful. Love the ones of the birds and little Olly in the sink is so cute. My cats like our bathroom sink, too. I sometimes find little paw-marks in there. We are sitting close to the wood-stove too, these days. It's freezing here and I'm ready for Spring. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Robin said...

LOL, Chelsea looks so comfy! So funny!

I love watching the birdfeeder throughout the winter. Looks like your his getting alot of business. I hung one up in the tree outside our kitchen window. The girls love sitting and watching the birds while they eat breakfast. So far we have only seen a couple of birds each day, but I think the words getting out, business is picking up.

Robin said...

Sorry forgot to mention I was just talking to my hubby about your woodstove yesterday. You know, just letting it be know that it's something I would love to have in our house. He gave me a very funny look but didn't say a word. Hmmm, not sure what that means, but the seed has been planted. LOL

Thanks so much for another glance at your fabulous wood stove.

Ann said...

Loved the pictures of your Cardinals! I had a cat that use to sleep in the sink think it would be cold this time of yr!

Sherri said...

Maura, enjoy the snow! Charlotte had 6 inches of snow today too! A very rare thing here. Keep warm! Love your pictures!

Beatnheart said...

Kitty in the sink is so adorable. I love the cardinals too...wish we had them here. I’m having a CSN store giveaway. come on by...

Verde Farm said...

So pretty Maura. I know what you mean about the wet, muddy paws though. I just hate mud but I do love the fresh snow. Your birds are beautiful and I am sure very appreciative of the food you provided. How wonderful to have black angus on 3 sides to watch and not have to care for--what a win. I think Chelsea and Olly had it right today. Love the cozy fire too :)
Hugs, Amy

Pondside said...

We're settling in for the possibility of not being able to get down the drive tomorrow morning. Snow is predicted, and if you remember Victoria - we don't do snow!

Shirley said...

Hi Maura, I thought I would come to visit tonight before I call it a day. We have over 9" of snow on the grown and it is still snowing. It is our first real snow we have had. I like you pictures. Your wood stove brings back a lot of memories of growing up on the farm. I even thought about my mother cooking on it when we didn't have electricity.
Your kitten in the sink is cute. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend

countrycottagegirl said...

Lovely pictures! I love the kitty in the precious! We are enjoying 8 inches of snow here in North Georgia!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Maura!

I just noticed you became a follower of my blog and thrilled you did because it lead me back to your darling blog! LOVE your cottage, land and all your critters! What a wonderful life you live!


Catherine said...

Hi Maura!
You're having snow!love the colour of the cardinal!(we don't have such a bird) and the squirrel looks hungry! the cat is very cool in the bathroom doesn't he? keep warm by your nice new stove dear friend! Hugs Catherine


Your photos are wonderful ! Your life at home is pretty much the same as ours, fur babies, birds wood stove and all ! It's wonderful isnt it !As for snow , well !!! we live in Canada! its been snowing on and off for weeks and the temp is BRRRR ! Have a warm and happy day !

Brenda Kula said...

The last couple of days, I get up, shower, and just put on a fresh pair of jammies! My Bonnie girl use to like to lay in the sink. I miss her. You have such wonderful scenery to take in around your place!

Heritage Farm Village said...

i think we all are like our pets these days...january is very quiet for us and it is a good time to plan for the future. love your wood stove. looks so nice and warm. the angus are such a pretty contrast to the white snow! stay warm!!! jill

Kritter Keeper said...

hi maura, i am amy's friend who designs for her. i love birds too and they hogged all of the seed i fed them yesterday. your angus are beautiful. wondering if they are easy to keep? take care!

Stella said...

The view out my window looks much like yours. My fur babies are all sprawled in front of our wood burner as well. What brand is your stove. Love the look of it. We have a Lopi but it sits in our original fireplace and I would like a new wood burner for our lake house.


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