It didn’t take long for Mother Nature to get back with the program! We got a huge snowstorm this week on Wednesday, at least 10 inches up here on our hill, and it’s back to being a winter wonderland here on the farm just like that!
The storm was just a bit temperamental at first, starting with some rain and ice, but by the time Luke and I got out of bed that morning, it was snowing hard. It wasn’t an easy day, since the ice started falling off the roof about 4 am when Dadz left for work, and Luke does not like that noise. So I huddled in bed with him with his Canine Coddler* over him and we both finally got back to sleep. When my alarm went off at 6 am, I could now hear snow sliding off the roof, so knew it had changed over. Luke was still sound asleep under his weighted blanket next to me, so I stayed in bed a little longer than usual so he wouldn’t wake up to hear that noise. You would think he’d be used to it by now, but he’s not. It seems to bother him more at night when he can’t see where the noise is coming from, I think, though during the day it sometimes starts him to shaking too. The low pressure system of this big storm triggered a migraine for me, so lingering in bed did not seem so bad. By the time we got up, things had settled down and Luke looked pretty excited about the snow when he went outside!
This was the scene in our yard when I went out to check on the birds and open up their coop door so they could go out into their run if they wanted to:
Then the power started flicking on and off, and that freaks out Luke too. So much of our day was spent like this.
Since I was fighting my headache that was OK. I don’t always give in to my headaches but this one was bad enough I didn’t feel like doing much else, so it all worked out fine. The power ended up being out for a couple hours, but that was better than the flicking on and off that scares Luke. We have a generator anyway so hardly knew the difference. We sat on the couch, Luke under his blanket, and just watched the snow.
It was a beautiful scene, except for the fact that it was pretty hard on the trees.
Once Dadz was home and I finally had a little catnap, my headache eased up quite a bit, and Luke was back to being his usual happy self when the power came back on for good. We missed our walk that day, but with the weight of all the snow on the trees, and branches falling down everywhere (which was what caused the power outages), I didn’t figure it was safe to be out in the woods under all that anyway. It did, however, make for a beautiful walk the next morning.
I had to bundle up and put my snowshoes on, and the walk was quite tiring, but it was so beautiful out there once again! Even with snowshoes the walking was tough for me, but Luke didn’t seem to have much trouble.
Only once did he drop behind me and walk in my tracks! With some tracks now established, the next walks will be easier. We do hear the temperatures are going to plunge though, so that may limit us as well. Either way, we just hope winter is now here to stay, and we can’t wait until the sun comes back out and shines on this sea of white!
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