Feeling rather grateful.

It is really rather awful outside.

Snowing.  Cold.  Blowing.

Taken from the north barn, facing south.  Deceptively calm picture!

Taken from the north barn, facing south. Deceptively calm picture!

I am grateful I could do chores at the pace needed … and could wait until daylight.                I didn’t have to (try to) rush through them in the dark, on a mission impossible, before leaving for the office.


Bert, not a bit sure he wanted to come out of his cozy hut for fresh water.

I am grateful for the snow-boots I purchased on clearance at Farm & Fleet.                  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to me.

There were drifts up to my knees. Deceptive drifts. They didn’t look that deep.

I am grateful that the goats can make me laugh … even with the cold wind and snow blowing in my face.


I am grateful for coffee.

And hot chocolate.

And running to the bathroom frequently due to above…

And that my septic system was re-done in 2013.

I am glad for a clean slate.  An almost-blank calendar that can be filled in with important items and hopefully not so many “urgent” ones.


I am grateful that I am home to rummage through the freezer to make lunch for the boys, home from college.

And grateful I found a roll of Rhodes frozen bread dough!

I am grateful I can put off grocery shopping to another day.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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13 Responses to Feeling rather grateful.

  1. Beth Ann says:

    So very much to be grateful about. I loved the pictures, especially of the goats. They always make me smile and think of the Taylor Swift song where they inserted screaming goats —-always makes me laugh! ( http://youtu.be/NFgx5MY72Dk )
    Happy Snow Day!

  2. babywren says:

    Great post! Have a great 2014!

  3. dayphoto says:

    One of my goals is NOT to go to Wal-Mart so often…once a month would be nice!

    Happy New Year, Marla!


  4. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Like you, I find things to be grateful about everyday and I thank God for all that I have. Like dayphoto, I have been cutting down on my Wal-Mart trips. Mostly because I don’t think they deserve my business.

  5. cecilia says:

    What kind of pigs do you have Marla? c

  6. pattisj says:

    I love the Lang calendars–and so many to choose from. Nothing like a brand new blank one. Hope you get a reprieve from the wintry weather soon.

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