We got our first significant snow of the season over the weekend; we woke up Sunday morning to about 5 inches of the white stuff on the ground.
I decided to take the K9 crew for a walk, which turned out to be adventurous (no photos this time – I was kinda busy trying to stay upright and dry)! It was just starting to warm up a bit, so I got snow from trees dumped on my head several times; and I fell more than once on debris on the ground that I couldn’t see through the snow! Then to top it all off, I was trying to wipe the moisture off my glasses when Luke jerked the leash and my glasses fell apart! They were already broken and glued together (I’m waiting for new ones to come in), so it’s not the first time it’s happened; just the first time when the lens fell into the snow! Luckily I was able to find it, but I was kind of blind for the rest of our walk! Thank goodness the dogs know our trails. 🙂
When we got back I let the birds out, well, tried to let the birds out. Though they’ve seen snow falling, and walked through a light accumulation on the ground, this was their first time in deep snow. Even the paths I had shoveled for them from the coop to the garage didn’t encourage them much!
Normally when I open the door in the morning, everyone comes flying out (often literally), but not this time!
Most did eventually emerge from the coop and make it to the garage and the barn, but I only saw two all day in any other places around the yard.
The guinea hens, however, were far more adventurous…
…..though still not much impressed.
Once I got the birds all settled with unfrozen water in the garage and on the porch steps, it was, of course, time to play some ball play as well, it’s a lot of fun in the snow!
Plus I got some shoveling done while playing too. We didn’t last too long though, by then I was getting cold and hungry and ready to go inside for a while. That’s OK…we’ve got another storm headed our way on Tuesday, so there will be lots more chances to play in the snow. Don’t tell the chickens though, they aren’t going to be too happy!
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That looks like the perfect snow day! I’ve been struggling to stay upright on walks, too. That’s the one downfall to winter!
At least when there’s plenty of snow there’s a soft landing! LOL
Jodi Stone says
We got about four to five inches over the weekend, and just enough this morning to make the work commute a nightmare.
I love the snow, and I loved trying to find your guinea hens in the tree photo! What fun.
So far we’ve had two big storms, and quite a few little ones. I hate those ones that just make the roads bad!
I’m glad you enjoyed the guinea photo! Look for more soon – I can’t believe some of the places they’ve gone to avoid the snow!
Sand spring Chesapeake says
Beautiful sunrise. You got a lot of snow.
And it still keeps coming!
It’s fascinating to hear about the chickens and guinae fowl. Who would have thought that they’d be so different?
I’m glad that Cricket and Luke had lots of fun playing!
We got another 8 inches of snow yesterday, so the dogs are pretty happy! However, the birds haven’t come out of the coop for 2 days now….not even the guineas!
I laughed out loud at the line of guinea fowl … talk about having all one’s ducks … err … guinea fowl in a row!
Dogs and slick roads … the gift that keeps on giving!
All winter long……LOL.
Ellen Pilch says
The chickens are too funny.
They are not happy birds since we just got another 8 inches of snow yesterday!
The Island Cats says
How funny seeing the chickens and the hens in the snow!
They are not quite so amused…LOL!
Edie Chase says
My chickens were always mad when it snowed. They would look out the door and be like, “there’s white stuff on the ground, fix it!” Luckily we didn’t have bad snow that winter. My dogs always loved the snow.
Oh gosh, we are off to a very snowy winter! 6 inches that day, and another 8 yesterday! The chickens haven’t been out of the coop for 2 days now. We’re going to have to come up with ways to entertain them pretty soon! 🙂
caren gittleman says
you got way more snow than we did! Those birds cracked me up! They are SMART!
I know exactly how they feel. I’d just as soon hibernate when it’s snowing too! 🙂
Oh, and PS….6 inches that day and another 8 yesterday!
Brian Frum says
That is a nice big bunch of snow! Looks like some doggies were having fun!
Crystal Stewart says
I’ll say that’s a lot of snow. Where’s that at? We’ve only had snow flurries. Good pictures
New Hampshire. We have over a foot on the ground now, between two storms! The dogs are thrilled.
wow!!! I never saw snow… and yours is egg-stra deep.. like dad’s rival rod said: the first snow is da deepest LOL
LOL…Rod knows all about it!