|"What did You do?" the bucklings seem to ask.|
In extreme weather, such as that which we were having, we keep the barn doors closed tight and latched. We go in as little as possible because every time we open the door, heat escapes and a freezing blast of air and snow blow in. Despite the wind pummeling the building and against the metal roof, the goats, Jasmine, Ebony, barn guineas and chicks all rode it out well. I imagine they are going to be a little stir crazy by the time we get the doors to the pasture shoveled out and clear to open, but we'll bring them extra yummy treats to placate them in the meantime.
|Sean took this image of Molly. I love her nose and head covered in snow. :) Silly puppy!|
So how much snow was there really?
|3 pm Sean shoveled off the steps to make checking barn less hazardous.|
|3 pm Snow drifts up to my waist in spots. Sean shoveled a path to the barn.|
|4:30 am. Still snowing, but it was time for Sean and I to shovel out the van so |
our working people could get to their jobs. An hour and a half later, we finished.
|We have a path to the outside water supply, but the front steps will have to |
wait a bit longer. I am thinking, Spring thaw. ;)
|When the wind died down, the morning snow was sort of pretty floating from the sky.|
|The chicken yard was one huge snow drift, but the path shoveled to remained |
semi-clear for the most part.
|By noon, the snow had stopped. We certainly have our work cut out in |
shoveling off the front steps.
With another smaller storm expected to hit on Friday into Saturday, it seems that winter is finally here. We really can't complain, we are at the end of January already. Realistically, it has been a fairly mild winter. Still, I am hoping for an early spring. :)
Thanks for checking in with us today, friends. I am glad you came.
~Sean and Sonja ♥