It has been the coldest and most unusual winter inover 50 years according to my neighbors. This week's ice storm has covered virtually the entire state and certainly all of Hardin County in a coat of ice that has literally frozen the world in time. I am forced to rely on reports from afar as, alas I am still in NJ. Where the cold and snow is nothing compared to what I here about what's is going on at the farm. I am left to imagine my stately 200 year old trees broken and crippled by the weight of the ice on their outstretched limbs. Thankfully, my sheepies are safe and enjoying the cold, as per the report. I am not there to see and while I know that they are primitive animals evolved to live in the harsh winters of the Shetland islands, still I worry. Are there shelter's holding up? Is there water trough unfrozen? Are they lonely for the reassuring visits from their human caretaker?
How are all my friends and colleagues doing? I think about you all and hope that you either have a back up generator or a friend or family member with one. I wish that I was ther to share my warmth with you. You are all in my prayers.
Thankfully, the heat int the house is propane and not affected by the lack of electricity, so my water pipes are ok. I hear that there is no water, though. Right now, I am in my NJ home. Snug and warm. I have power but no communication outward other than my cell phone. I am now at the library trying to communicate to the world I left behind and feel so disconnected from. I have not been able to get through directly to so many friends but in my heart I know that they are doing ok. Kentucky pulls together. I wish that I was there with y'all. Stay warm with each other.
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Blueball Mountain Spindle & Needleworks, the Yarn and Fiber Shop in Historic Downtown Elizabethtown KY, has become the focus of the activities of All One Farms. The Farm, itself is still where the Sheep are raised, Gardens are kept and large dyeing and processing takes place. We continue to live simply, still seek to be self sustaining and remain conscious of our role in the universe. Every day is an adventure and it doesn't always take me where I plan. Come journey with me and share my experiences as I continue evolving my dream. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.