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Another Snow Event

17 Feb

Overnight Saturday and into Sunday we had another snow event.

It was at least a fairly pretty and safe event (as long as you weren’t driving).  There wasn’t horrid cold or ridiculous wind.

There was just a lot of snow.

Bob was not happy, but he really hates cat litter, so he braved the snow before I even had anything scooped clean.

Bob Cat

He was actually more brave than Sky about getting out there.

“Do I have to get off the deck and go potty?”

Rocky thinks that is crazy.  Going outside is never necessary.

Rocky

I had to scoop before I could let the birds out.  Not that anyone besides the widow goose would even think of going out in all this snow.

Annie, Hilda, and Wanda checking out my 1 1/2 hours worth of shoveling.

I got everyone shoveled out again, so I could do chores.  I did try to clear as much as I could because our next “significant snow event” is looking like Tuesday into Wednesday.  I’m going to run out of space to put all this snow.

I might start a countdown to spring.  We are all more than ready.

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Old Lady Winter

12 Feb

This winter seemed to be slow in arriving, but now that it’s here, it’s really kicking my butt.

Overnight we had another five or six inches of snow.

Now the wind is supposed to pick up.  Of course, this means it was yet another snow day from work.

It’s starting to make me feel old.  I didn’t start feeding hay until right at the end of December, but now I’ve already gone through about half the hay on the bottom part of the barn.

Buster in the back

That’s a lot of throwing bales for this old lady.  It’s also a lot of corn that gets hauled from the bulk bin to the barn.

It wouldn’t be so bad if we didn’t get freezing rain that makes the bin freeze shut.  It makes things a lot harder.

I did finally get the bulk bin opened so I could fill all my tubs and buckets in the garage before this latest snow event.  I even remembered to pick the pans up so they didn’t get buried until spring!

I hate feeding in the barn, but we’ve had so much snow and wind and freezing rain that it’s been hard to keep them outside where it’s cleaner.

Aurora and Fionn

It’s turned into a horrible winter for the wild animals as well.  Our warm weekend that melted everything right before the frigid snow means a layer of ice that is covering food sources for many of the animals.  I’ve seen deer up near my house quite a bit lately.  The evening I took this photo there were probably ten or twelve eating in the buffer strip.

Poor babies.

I don’t remember which snow event left the weird bands of drifts across my garage roof.  I’ve never seen it do that before.

We can only dream about picnics and warm summer days right now.

At least we’re on the back side of winter and getting closer to spring.

That will make Sky happy too.

February Thaw

3 Feb

We’ve had a 75* (41* in Celcius) shift in temperatures between Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon.  We are positively warm today!  It’s 50*F (10*C).  That means we’ve shifted to melting and fog.

It’s a horrible mess in the barnyard.

Haley

Friday afternoon, you could barely see the top edge of the wading pool because of all the snow.

Widow goose

The snow is melting from pasture.  I can see dead grass out there again.

Aurora

That also means it’s mud season in my kitchen with all the paws tracking it inside.

Sky

Don’t worry, we’ll be back to cold by Tuesday, which means the barnyard will be solid ice then.