Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Why I Moved to the Country: Reason #71

Right about now, you're probably think I'm off my rocker
I fell through the ice while trudging across the pond to check on the garlic patch and the cold has taken a hold of me.

Why is she showing us a photo of a coat?

Oh, it's not just any coat, it's my farm coat!

I love this coat, even if it's not my colour. The colour specialist of the farm house made that abundantly clear long, long ago. But it was a bargain and it's super warm. Right now, I wear it on occasion, hauling wood to the house, hiking through the woods, that sort of thing. 

But some snowy day, some mighty fine farm animals will see that bright green blob moving in the distance and they'll watch intently as it grows larger and gets nearer and then they'll let out a squawk, squeal, neigh or moo with delight 'cause they'll know their momma is coming to feed them.

I have a confession to make. I have a condition. It's serious.

It's called Barnheart.

Have you heard of it? 
You might have, but to be sure, you should go to Cold Antler Farm.
Just to be sure.

My name is Andrea.
I have Barnheart.

Be well friends and please tell me, do you have Barnheart?


Dandy said...

Oh Barnheart! I love that.

But I don't have it. Can I have visit-a-barn heart?

I'd like to spend some time on a farm and form an opinion first :)

ain't for city gals said...

No barn but I think I might have the disease...cute post..

Unknown said...

My name is Elizabeth and I have early onset symptoms of Barnheart. Our 12 year old son has Barnheart, no doubt about it. I will share the story from ColdAntlerFarm when he gets home...after he comes in from our suburban garage where he is trying to get his new very old lawn tractor to work so he can join another 4H club this year...lawn tractor pulling.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I love this! I so have Barnheart!
Is this a hint of new farm animals, Andrea?
A donkey, a horse, maybe a goat or even a few chickens...come on, spill it!
I have a 14 year old Arabian mare named Allegra, who threw the hissy fit to end all hissy fits yesterday , that may need to visit you for a few days. You could tell her how lucky she is to have a neice named Annie and not to be mean to her! ugh. girls.
Have a great day and when you return from the city job, enjoy your Barnheart!
xo, misha

Unknown said...

Oh, yeah. I've had it since I was a kid. So I took Ag at school and joined the FFA. That didn't cure it though. Just got worse. I've achieved some temporary relief by homesteading on a mountainside as best I can... chickens, garden, that kind of thing. But this next move will be decidedly to set us up for a cure!

Hope you find your own cure soon!

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

I have a terminal case of barnheart! I also have Mad Cow Disease and the Bird Flu.....:-)

Elle Bee said...

Oh dear me, I have barnheart! As I sit here in my suburban home and look over my husband's drawings of our long-dreamed-of chicken coop for our small backyard that severely lacks space for our planned garden and wishful cow...I have barnheart. For sure!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Andrea, I am having an Ariat boot giveaway!
Could you pass the word? I was shocked when they contacted me about it!
xo, misha

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, how I have barnheart. Each day that I work, my heart yearns to get home to the country! Andrea, I love your beehive "favicon" -- too cute! :) -Tammy