We haven't had much of a winter for a few years. We usually get a few frozen spells, but it feels like it's been a while since we had much in the way of snow.
Our snow started on Monday of last week. Not much, but enough to make things interesting. Or maybe frustrating, in Luna's mind. How on earth is a girl supposed to play soccer with all that wet heavy white stuff sticking to the ball?
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We had some cold sunny days, and then last weekend we got more snow. I think this was from Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon we had about 6 inches, and then it started to rain.
We got a bit of freezing rain, and there were quite a few smaller branches that came down. Thankfully on Sunday morning when we were heading to farmer's market, the weather was just cold and cloudy, and the roads were good.
Sunday night we got some more snow. So back up to 4 or 5 inches. Today the sky started to clear, and we had some lovely blue skies and sunshine. There are some pretty impressive icicles at the front of the house. Drifting snow filled the eaves troughs, and then the just above freezing temperatures and the warm air from the attic created by the heat from the chimney caused some melting.
Yesterday's walk through our bush was beautiful, but I hadn't taken a camera. It wasn't quite as pretty this morning as some of the snow had fallen off the branches, but still nice enough! There was a frozen crust under the surface of the snow, and I don't think Jake liked it because he stuck pretty close.
Lots of rabbit and bird tracks. Funny, I don't remember ever seeing any rabbits out there.
Jake has made his own route to get up the hill from the creek. The cattle in the Fall made a mess of the trail here.
Looking across our back hay field at the old horse shed. Look at that sky!!
Down through the old riding ring. Did I ever mention that at one time we had four horses?
Looking south across the other hayfield, and the our neighbour's pasture.
Some of the hens hanging out with Ramona in her leanto on the side of the chicken coop.
The hens aren't impressed with this weather, but they know how to warm up their feet.
Sheep's wool slippers!