(and I think you may already know about my personal feelings regarding the white stuff...so I'll try to stay positive here)
|this lamb shares my sentiments about snow|
First we got ready for the snow. With the feed bins stocked, gas, propane and batteries at the ready…we waited for the first flakes.
Then we watched it snow and snow and snow. (okay, most of the snow fell overnight, so we didn’t actually see it fall…but, there it was…somewhere around 18 inches of it in all) I concede, it was pretty. Thankfully, it was a light and fluffy snow. Wet, sloppy snow makes for some serious problems here on the hill. But, no power outages or internet issues. No collapsed hoophouses or roof cave-ins...just a lot of the white stuff...and lots of shoveling and blowing and plowing.
|you know it will be an "interesting" day|
when you have to shovel your way OUT of the house!
|the Boss shoveling to the barn by headlamp|
|the view from the barn|
|he made it to the chicken pen!|
We shoveled….and the Boss made paths with the snowblower.
|wasn't it nice of the Boss to make paths for Squeekie and Gus?|
Then the wind began to blow and blow and blow.
|this is not blurry...|
that's blowing snow!
We shoveled some more.
This time the Boss used the tractor.
|Gus and Ellie testing the new path|
It melted a little...and I finally got the sheep out of the barn.
|digging out the feeders|
|What IS this stuff?|
Then it snowed again. (I kid you not!)
The sun is finally really shining…and the snow is really melting…
|Gus and Ellie are LOVING it!|
which means next week’s story will be all about
the willow at the creek is showing signs of life
the tips are turning gold/green!
Oh, well…we’re a little bit closer to Spring.