Thought you might like to see winter from my little spot on the planet. We had about 2 feet of snow fall over the weekend. Strong winds but no loss of power so that was a huge bonus! No power means no heat – although we heat with wood, the furnace needs it fans going to spread the heat through the house – no running water, as the well needs its pump, no phone, no internet, no lights. So we are very thankful to not have had to start up the camping heater and play cards by candlelight with our winter coats and hats on. It’s been done before!
This evening we saw sunlight, for a few minutes as the sun was setting across the road. First sunlight we have seen since Thursday
I first noticed it through the hall window
and here is the only bit that entered the house. Did I mention this was our first glimpse of sunlight since Thursday?
This afternoon the gentleman that plows our driveway showed up. It took him about 20 minutes with his truck to get the job done
While he did that, I shoveled out the bit between the car shelter and the steps.
Here’s the snowdrift between the shelter and the house
and a close up of our weather vane. I originally discovered it, in two pieces while digging through a huge mound of soil around our apple trees in the back. Since the house had never had a weather vane, my story is that it was blown here when Hurricane Juan visited our area.
Mirza mostly looked out the window wondering where all the birds had gone
She did get out and enjoyed running through the snow
although she was in a big hurry to run back into the warmth of the house
Sophie decided she would brave the outdoors this afternoon. She went out the back door, I turned around to say something to Mirza and when I turned back, there was Sophie. She had jumped up on the shelves that are next to the door, pretty much instantly, and was wondering what was taking me so long to let her back in
Our willow tree lost a lot of branches, as it always does when we have strong winds
Yes, it’s pretty out there, I was thrilled to see BLUE instead of grey skies