We sure got hit with our first big snowfall of the year yesterday. Think we got over 6 inches of wet snow standing. Roads are slick and in open areas, visibility is limited, especially last night. Just thought I'd warn those of the upcoming snow if they haven't already gotten hit by it.
It was balmy in sunny places in Virginia today. I actually didn't bother to put my jacket back on to walk back across from my studio this morning. Had a good, quiet time there, then walked and scouted the roses and fruit trees and vines. Wished we could stay and start pruning, but bookwork is waiting, and cannot wait any longer!
Stay safe and warm. Spring is coming...I have already started seeing Robin Redbreast!
We got around 7" so far of wet, heavy snow which is still coming down along with the wind. I cannot see the end of our pasture. Had some ask me how the interstate is moving-don't know, can't see it. The plow went by twice but not for a long time. DIL's cousin from VA. are here for their grandma's funeral but their flight for today was cancelled yesterday.
They hope to get out tomorrow but I don't know - - -. Their kids are enjoying this snow. They don't have this much.
I posted on Facebook it is probably my fault as I still have my snowmen out but it IS still Feb. in the midwest.
This weather & those Superbowl recipes are really playing havoc on my diet. Can't quit munching. Disgusting. And I feel a need to fix comfort food. Like I'm out doing a day's work in this. LOL I'll be doing a day or two to get it off!!
Wind picking up again. Lots of broken limbs from the heavy snow. Hope the electric stays on (glad for the generator here) for those needing it. Stay warm-temps are supposed to drop.
Nasty here too. This AM the temp is 4 degrees windchill is in the negatives. We hunkered down Sunday. I went out before 10 to take care of the pigs for the day. Wanted to get the augers run before anything could happen. (we don't have a generator hook up for the part of the farm) We probably had about 9 or 10" just like the weatherman said. The morning snow was SOOOO HEAVY. I did have the sidewalk done. But, the afternoon snow was light and fluffy. So everything is blown shut again. No school and the slaughter plant has a delay of 2 hours for today.
We are due to get little pigs tomorrow. Will spend a lot of time moving snow. Those old bags of salt from making feed might get used. Just reminded DH we have: field chemicals being delivered and insurance review today. He better get the tractor plugged in. Can't spend the day working in the house next door.
We had only rain yesterday and the ground has some light snow. But the problem was a power outage. From 2:20 am until 10:00.I is very difficult for the birds after all the feed line problems. Will it never end? The energy company blamed downed trees.
Some of the roads weren't cleared by the time I got to them so didn't get all the mail delivered. Sorry, but if the roads had big drifts that means the maintainers need to clean before we can deliver your mail. Wind was picking up too so hope that the snow stays put. Glad that I can stay put for the night.
We haven't had hardly any snow this year! It's been cold to the point that our water froze up in the house and horse waterer on Saturday night. We are on rural water so had to put a small heater down in the root cellar and that took care of the problem quickly but still. We are leaving for a week down in Costa Rica on Thursday so it'll be interesting to see what happens. We have a neighbor coming to check the house out while we are gone and feed the horses and the outside cat, the dogs are going to a kennel for the duration. It is what it is I guess but this weather is pretty darn confusing to say the least.
I cannot get my free time at Jenna's to coincide with the pleasant days just yet. Need to start pruning, running the drips to the expensive plantings like roses and shrubs.
Mike told me to go ahead and order the mini-tiller for our gardens and greenhouse beds this morning. He will be pushed to the point he won't have much time to help me by running the tractor-mounted one, and it is overkill for the best plot now, might damage the berry beds.
Winter has been weird this year. The cold spells have been wicked cold, but fairly brief. Too wet. He needs to pump every abailable day now. That should bring on some gorgeous annual ryegrass for grazing and haylage.
Enjoy the trip...I don't know how you force yourselves to come back to your cold!
Going to have another round of snow tomorrow. This time 4-8 inches. Windy with 30 mph winds. Hope we don't have to go out in the country to deliver if it is blizzard conditions. Good luck to those east of us.