The snow started late last night and so far has dumped a good two feet of the white stuff on us. Strong winds but we’ve had stronger. And it’s still snowing. A very brave junko was at the bird feeder this morning. Later a mourning dove and a couple of house finches joined him. We normally have a good 50 birds at the feeders each morning – junkos, blue jays, evening grosbeaks, house finches, goldfinches, chickadees, mourning doves at this time of year. I went out and shoveled off the porch so I could reach the feeders and take care of these wee brave souls that wandered out today. I did see a couple of blue jays in the early afternoon.
Our road has been plowed once which means there is only maybe a foot of snow on it now and our own laneway is covered by a good two feet of the white stuff. We’ll have it plowed tomorrow once the snow actually stops coming down.
The best part is that we didn’t lose power so we have had heat all day and running water and phone and internet and lights – all those good things that come to us through electricity! We heat with wood but the wood furnace needs the electric fan system to spread the heat throughout the house. All in all, we are well and hibernating.