Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… It actually started snowing here on Thursday late afternoon when Steve and I had to drive up to a town about 1/2 hour from here for an appointment with Max’s orthodontist. We ran into a blizzard half way up the major hill near the beginning of our journey. But by the time we were almost to our destination, it had turned to rain and wasn’t so stressful.
Well, it continued to snow that night and I woke up early to find this: These chairs are a perfect way to document the snow accumulation as they have full access to the elements. Then came the call that school was cancelled due to the weather. About 10 in the morning our power went out and it continued to snow. I went out to see the chickens: One of the girls was still in the metal shed, laying away, while the rest of them were under the small roof to the right of the shed, scared to venture out in that “white stuff.” Steve and I went out to check out the side yard along with Gypsy Girl. She loved the snow and did her impression of an ostrich! Our ditch was nearly frozen over and still it snowed more ! Max came out and tried to coax Gypsy Girl up onto the trampoline, with no luck. Meanwhile, Kit-Kit enjoyed looking out from INside! That evening Max caught up on his homework by candlelight: . School was cancelled for another day and when power was out to most of our end of the county. The snow dwindled with the 40+ temps but with more rain and freezing temps that night, things became crunchy underfoot. Max made a discovery while digging through the ice: It took a lot of jabbing and spearing to get the thing loose, but he finally dislodged his treasure: Now the snow has diminished and the ground peeks through---by tomorrow it will be mostly gone. It’s probably headed your way now!!! Stay in and stay warm!