Saturday, January 10, 2009

Woo Hoo...let it snow...

I have always said if it has to be better snow. Today it finally did! We've had several inches, probably around 7 so far. We're supposed to get a couple more overnight. The roads are very bad, but passable. I had to go get supplies for the barn. After breakfast we "suited up" and headed out to plow driveways, haul firewood and take care of the animals. I love these days!!! (to bad there aren't more...but I guess that's what makes them special) All of the neighbors were out too. So while Frank and Morgan plowed with the tractor and Jon cleaned the bunny cage and gave her fresh bedding I took care of the horses and chickens. Poor Romeo (my brown horse) was covered in snow...though he didn't seem to mind. The only thing he doesn't like is when the snow (especially wet snow like today) builds up on the bottom of his hooves. I chip them off while he eats his chow. Fortunately Meg's don't build up because her feet are more challenging to mess with.

Josie dog loves when it snows...granted she's sleeping soundly under the table now...tuckered out from her adventure. She hops and scoops the snow with her bottom jaw as she trods behind me. I fear this will be our last year with her so it was great to see her enjoy the weather. When Frank drags the kids behind the 4-wheeler Josie likes to chase along side them biting (in a playful manner of course) at the sled. We used to set her in the sled with us and let her sled ride...she loved it. One year we went down south sledding (huge hills) and she would chase us all the way down and run all the way back up. After a couple of hours she was whining at the truck and we let her in and she slept on the floor the whole way home.

Jon and I hauled wood to the house and garage. It's a pain in the butt, but worth it when it's toasty in the house. When we were done I saw my neighbors (and dear friends) Tammi & Guido shoveling their drive so I headed over. It doesn't feel like work when your chatting and laughing while you shovel. And besides it's cheaper than a gym membership!!

By the time we were done my hair was frozen with ice sliding down and I was soaked thru and thru. I know Mom...where's my know I don't like hats, they make my forhead itch. But I did have my earmuffs on! The outside was obviously from the snow and the inside was from sweating! That one-piece carhart sure does it's job!! The only time I was a little cold was when my first pair of gloves got saturated with water, but nothing that a fresh pair didn't fix.

I hope you take the time to enjoy the weather today...wether it's warm, cold, raining, snowing or the sun is shining! God Bless!!


Amy Johnson said...

I'm so jealous of your beautiful snow fall and the pic in your header. I was just telling your mom I'm waiting for it to snow so I can put a winter garden picture in my header and get rid of the Xmas tree. But we didn't get a drop of snow. I love your snow story. How nice of you to help your neighbors out. And your clucking hen discipline story is hilarious too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What gorgeous photos! Where's the poor horsey's blankets?? Do they need new ones? (I'll help) I'm glad you had fun ... I was out helping neighbors today too (until I ran out of gas) ... didn't plan very well on that aspect!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos ... I posted a couple today too (great minds think alike). And yes ... WHERE'S YOUR HAT!!
Love you!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I emailed this post to several friends/family and Cousin Bev came back with this comment:

Enjoyed reading the post. What fun she and the kids had and it did not cost her a dime..... Thats the kind of fun we used to have on the farm. Sleding, taking care of the animals, snow ball fights, building a snow man, then having hot chocolate and goodies to warm yourself, playing board games and a lot more to keep us busy. We were never bored..... Cousin Bev