Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First snowstorm!

Every year i've lived here we've had our first snow storm around Halloween, and this year was no different! Unfortunately it'll all going to melt this week as we hit 60F again, but hopefully there will be more of the white stuff soon. 

This years storm was pretty impressive, it wasn't that cold, so the snow was wet and sticky. Today i'm on my third day at home, as work is still out of power because many downed trees have taken out power lines. We lost power for around 48hrs as well, which I always find fun, what a great excuse to stay in PJs around the fire and beat Brandon at boardgames....:) With the the generator switch Brandon hooked up last year, both of us did "go to work" as well, which for me was on the couch, for him was in his office in the back living room. Barkley didn't quite know who to hang out with, since she usually hangs out with Brandon all day, but Mamma was home on the couch! 

Snow Bear

Our Halloween pumpkins got a dousing! 

Throwing snowballs for Brody during the start of the storm. 

We put up the chickens winter quarters (plastic wrap around their inner run to give them some space without snow and keep in the warm a little. 

They were quite happy with this arrangement! At the moment we're getting around 4-5 eggs per day - yay! 

By the next morning (Monday), we'd gained about 6 inches of snow, wet and sticky it took down many trees, including some of ours. 

This was our "Bee Tree", which we're sad at losing. Neither of us liked it much, or knew what it was (ornamental planted pre-us), but last year when we went to take it down, we noticed the bees love it, literally covered it, so we left it alone. we have an apiary right behind our land, so we figured it was helping them out, and bringing the bees into our veggie garden. Sadly it snapped at the base...gone. 

Our raspberry patch took a beating too.....we're hoping it'll spring back! 

A large oak that Brandon wanted to keep, and I wanted to get rid of, took a beating too. Most of the top came off, luckily missing the chicken shed. So I guess it'll come down after all. I'm kind of excited, as I want to put apple trees there instead....

Brody loves the snow! 

Barkley snuffling in the snow. Don't be fooled, she's really looking for frozen poops to eat. Dogs are gross. 

The deck. 

Post romp in the snow, Brandon goes back to work and Brody decided he really needed a warm place to settle. So somehow stuffed himself into a heated cat bed we have for our old cat. 

But I fit.....really......

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