2018 is almost over, twelve months have passed one more time. This is the time to reflect on the year and look forward to the next, planning helps keep things in motion. If we start now things will be easier come January, February and March. Once you are in motion work hard to stay in motion. Do not let anyone take your dreams away from you. These dreams are gifts from GOD, if you want something bad enough you will go after it. Never give up!
Our last winter in the 5th wheel has been a challenge while we watch our home be built. We are looking forward to spring and saying goodbye to this wet and snowy Pacific Northwest winter in Sequim, WA.
Seems the snow and rain would not stop. Plants in my little flower garden did not survive this winter. The farm seems to be awakening, the hay-field is growing, soon it will be time to cut and bale hay again. Soon the layers of warm winter clothes will be no more. Wondering where I placed my sunglasses!
We built the barn for the donkeys and horses before our home.
A winter like this one is why we built our barn first. The equine need a place to get out of the wet, cold/snow and wind. Sadly equine die every year from winter conditions. Please give your equine shelter, warm water and clean hay free from mold.
Donkeys evolved from the desert the wet, snow, mud is difficult to combat. Donkeys prefer a dry climate to keep their hooves healthy.
SEATTLE — Were you born after 1985? Then you just experienced the coldest winter of your life. The National Weather Service says the Seattle-area has had the coldest winter season since the winter of 1984-1985 and one of the top 20 coldest winters since record keeping began in 1984.
The agency says the average temperatures taken at the Sea-Tac Airport weather station were colder than normal for December, January, and February, with 21 more nights near or below freezing than normal, adds Q13 Fox Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley.
Those three months also had fewer days with highs above 50 degrees and far more days with lows below 35 degrees than normal.
While we saw an average amount of rainfall overall this winter, snow was the big showstopper, making this season the snowiest winter since the winter of 2008-2009 with 11.2 inches of snow reported at Sea-Tac.
That also lands this winter in the top 30 snowiest winters for the Puget Sound.
Today marks the end of the meteorological winter season (December – February), prompting many meteorologists to look back at the historic winter. Spring officially begins March 20, 2017.
We didn’t forget about the rain
Yes, it rained/snowed a lot last month. 2017 was the wettest February in more than 50 years — since 1961 to be exact.
Q13 meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says out of the top 10, it was the second wettest February on record at Sea-Tac with 8.85″ precipitation.
I love the beginning of the new year as this is a time to reflect on our past dreams and goals. Thank GOD for all of our blessings. Plan for the new year projects and goals as some dreams were planned years ahead and now they are ready to be born. Living on a farm teaches life has seasons.
Spring, summer, fall and winter:
All of these seasons are very important for the farm crops to grow. Just like the farm has seasons so do people.
Time management is important as our world is spinning faster and faster each and every day.
The difference in completing goals and not is making a plan, asking experts for help. Education is a life long process, the mind needs to continue learning to stay strong. I enjoy teaching just as much as I enjoy learning. No one can do everything without help, sometimes it is hard to ask for help. We all need one another to make the world a better place. I enjoy training the owner to train the donkey. Why? Donkeys are smart not stubborn. The donkey is always looking for a leader who is fair. Never for a bully or abuser.
We pray, wait and work hard for everything we do. Patience is very important while waiting depending on the issue and our personality this can be easy or difficult. This I know for sure. If I do not pray, prepare and plan nothing will change. I want to try to make a difference in this great big world.
Training Donkeys Takes Having A Plan:
Donkeys are smart not stubborn!
Donkeys look over a human in a matter of seconds and before you know it the donkey has trained the human to do exactly what the donkey wants.
The donkey will not engage at all!
The donkey places humans in one of three categories in a matter of seconds:
Did I tell you Donkeys are Smart!
Did You Know Your Donkey Has A Personality?
The personality of your donkey can be the same as your personality or not. Makes no difference as training the donkey successfully depends on you the owner learning how to have a plan and control your emotions. Match the energy and personality that shows up on your farm. Never drill your donkey, stay ON DONKEY TIME kinda like beach time.
“We went up to our twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington today to check on the progress of our dream, oh my how surprised we were to see almost all the parameter fence posts are in.”
Next big job is staining each post dark green the same stain as my current outdoor arena. After that the red brand horse fence is stretched, finally the gates are added and then we will add the top board to hold the fence tight and add the dark green stain to the top as a final finishing touch.
Our new farm is beginning to look like we live here now, we are so excited to move into our farm next spring. This is the first of many projects to come, we are so grateful to our new neighbors Fred and Dorthy as they took these photos for us to keep forever. Thank you Fred & Dorthy!
Dorthy was taking a photo of us as we walked into her yard and I took a photo of her. Too much fun today!
The parameter fence will look like the fence in the photo below only dark green stain on the posts and top rail. Same green stain as our outdoor arena, this fence will be beautiful when completed and efficient as Red Brand fence is equine safe and keeps predators out and our dogs in.
Please remember Barb Wire is not safe for equine, select Remove Barb Wire for more information.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!