Sadly, I don't think any of the barns above are still in use for farming, and more and more end up like this. Time to drive around and document more before they disappear.
Well, it's been a hectic Christmas here, with a five-year old and a 4-month old to entertain us and keep us busy. Junior Scrabble was a big hit for the five-year old and his Nana. Our son from the far north was here too, so we all had a good visit. And I just 'facetimed' my sister and all her families, and my cousin and hers - even though I can't get used to 'facetime' as a verb! Looking forward to resuming my walking and exploring now. You may have noticed that I passed 200,000 'pageviews' very early this morning, so my enormous thanks to those of you who visit, give me reason to do this, and thereby contribute so much to my enjoyment of the retired life!
The temperature has finally fallen to freezing, and we're finally expecting some actual snow later this week. There's a storm warning, and it's one of those 'Texas lows', which come up the Mississippi valley from Texas, and usually bend to the east when they hit the lower Great Lakes. It's that storm which spawned the tornadoes in Texas. As a result, Lake Erie and Ontario (and Buffalo) get the heaviest snow. Even though we're further north we'll probably get quite a bit less - latitude seems to have little to do with how much snow you get. I can't believe reading about record snow falls in New Mexico for heaven's sake, especially when we don't have any here, though we're so much further north!!