I like the cold! I know, I know. Who really enjoys the cold. Well I must confess, I wouldn't like just sitting out in the cold doing nothing, but cold weather allows for certain activities that can only be done in the cold. It allows for snow, which allows for skiing, snowball fights, snowmen, sledding, etc. Today that activity was ice skating on one of the ponds. We don't have any snow for sledding but since the temperature plummeted to well below zero last night and the low tonight is -6 degrees (F), ice skating is very possible.
This morning after chores we began to discuss what we were going to do on such a cold day. Not much was on the agenda so after breakfast we all went to the pond nearest to the house. Daniel and Rachel both had skates on by the time I got out there and were skating around. Daniel had some hockey sticks and Andy and I made a wooden puck (which worked awesome I might add) and the games began. There were only 3 pairs of skates so most of us were just sliding around in our boots attempting to pass and shoot the puck. After Daniel got tired and had to go back to his house for lunch, I borrowed his skates and played a short game with everyone that was left. I think if I would have grown up in a cold weather climate where hockey was part of everyday life, I would have loved it. I probably would have went pro... right?
Anyway, today was a fun play day on the ice with the whole bunch. Just goes to show you that life on the farm can be a lot of work, but life on the farm can also present itself with a lot of fun. A kind of fun that can only exist on the farm... "The Good Life."