Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowdays!

We got an early blast of winter weather. Snow at Christmas is just about unheard of around here! But lucky us, it started snowing a couple days ago. First day we got around fine in the Stealth, because it has front wheel drive. The van is useless in the snow, and it was a bit hairy getting it home the first day. It was snowing hard and I closed the shop early and slowly drove home in the van, and it hasn't moved since.

The next day we headed out in the Stealth to go to work, and hit a slick spot and put it in the ditch! Luckily it was a shallow ditch, so the only damage was a few scratches from the bushes. Kyle came and pulled us out with his monster truck. Our hero! Once we got safely into town Dave bought cable chains for the car and then he was able to safely drive between town and home.

Yesterday (Saturday) Dave had a matinee play, so he dropped me and Barclay off at work in the morning, and I was there all day, watching the snow come down down down. Only a couple customers came by all day because of the snow, so it was just me and Barclay entertaining ourselves for hours on end! He didn't make it back to pick me up until after 7, so it was heading for 8 when we got home.

Since Saturday was so bad we decided to close today (Sunday) and just stay home and enjoy the snow. And it snowed all evening and this is what we woke up to.


8 inches of snow with a nice icy crust on top! That's a LOT of snow for the pacific NW. I can hear it occasionally falling off the trees with a crash!

Alki didn't like it at all! She just wanted to get back inside! Barclay liked it so much he went way out in the pasture and just sat and watched and listened.

The sheep didn't seem to mind. Some had snow on their backs, even though there's a cozy covered stall for them to use. The chickens didn't want to come out of the coop, so I fed them in there and moved their water nice and close. The llamas also do not seem to care about the weather, though they are staying under the shelter for the most part.

I don't think there is anything quite as beautiful as fir trees weighted down with snow. Days like this make me feel so lucky to be able to live out here in the country!

4 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! So beautiful! And yes, you are very lucky to live where you do, and to be able to close down shop for a day or two just to enjoy the beauty and to stay safe :)

I, too have a rear-wheel drive van and get stuck just trying to back out of our garage. So I end up grounded when it snows more than a couple inches.

Hope you have plenty of cocoa and marshmallows to enjoy while you're snowbound :)

~Lisa
New Mexico

dotoner said...

I'm glad you put pictures up! It's just gorgeous out there!

Lois Grebowski said...

The snow is beautiful on those fir trees. Cozy up, stay warm, and keep dry.

Have a great christmas!

annaliese said...

great pics--I was actually wondering how the herd was doing in all this--love that I can see them here :)