Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter Weather

It has been a moderate winter for The Farmers’ Museum, regardless of the storms that have set records on the East coast and in the South. The Farmers' Museum is located slightly South and an hour’s drive West of Albany. Our snow storms are more likely to come from the Great Lakes than from the Atlantic. With about two feet of snow on the ground and the temperature dropping into the single digits, it has been an average winter for us. The frost and snow does provide a beautiful but austere background for our historic buildings.
Our barns may be over 200 years old, but still do the job of keeping out the wind and snow. The sparrows take advantage of the barns to find a warm perch.
The sheep are kept inside if the wind, snow, and cold are too fierce. But they are naturally well equipped for the weather and like to be outside most days. As ruminates, they spend much of their day eating. A little snow doesn’t bother them!

1 comment:

  1. I love the beautiful old buildings. And I appreciate the beautiful decorative iron work that blacksmiths produce along with all the equally useful products they make. It is an art. I have some blacksmiths and teamsters back in my family history. I guess lots of people had to learn a bit of blacksmithing in those days.
    Pretty chickens!


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