Up Close and Personal-Winter Farming


It’s been a crazy winter here. We’ve already received over 40″ of snow and it’s snowing again today. Unfortunately, farming never stops for Mother Nature. This batch of pigs are seeing snow for the first time. They’re not sure what to do. But, they finally came out of the barn when I enter the pen and began to explore. And tried munching on my boots. 

pigs first winter in snowIt was snowing pretty heavy so this picture isn’t the greatest.The pigs are so funny. They just want to know what all the white stuff is and where is their food! 


amish laundry w frames


While hubby and I are taken care of the farm, our Amish neighbors are doing laundry! 


amish guys in snow


And some of them want to know if the snow will ever end!


snow plowing on the farm 2014


I on the other hand get to plow mounds of snow. 


snow ball fight 2014


And… throw a few snowballs at farmer Joe.


hicksville ohio sign


Farmer Joe and I drove to town to pick up a few things.


edgerton ohoi


And as usual was stopped by a train.


lonley barn in winter


I take my camera with me everywhere I go. I love taking pictures of old barns.


just pretty scene


Pretty scenery

tree in river edgerton ohioGorgeous winter rivers. I just had to stop and take a picture. . 

windmill edgerton ohio


Almost everywhere you look around here you’ll find a windmill. Even our internet is powered by a windmill.


amish houses photo


Several of the Amish houses nearby. Sometimes they have several on one property like this one.


dreaming of spring photo


And then here I am dreaming of spring and gardening. 


Living life in the country hasn’t always been my thing. I’m a city girl, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. When I was a kid, even a young adult I used to think I was born into the wrong family. I always thought I should have been born into a country family. That is, until I moved to the country. I nearly went stir crazy my first two-years out in the middle of all these cornfields. And then, one day I woke up and I felt at home. It’s crazy how our priorities change as we grow. I can’t image living my life any other way! However, there are times when I’m envious of those that live in NYC, Chicago and LA! 

I hope you enjoyed this little look into my life. I’ll be doing an entire serious on Up Close And Personal this year. Let me know if there’s anything you’d really like to see or know about me, Amish life, Country Living, Farming, Cooking, and the like. I’ll do my best to answer all your questions. 


About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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