We are in the midst of our second blizzard of the season. As the storm kicked up, I took a few “before” pictures. I’ll post some “after” ones tomorrow when we attempt to dig ourselves out.
We already had a snow pack of about 6 inches before this week began. Last night another 6 or so inches fell. So we had quite a bit of snow before the BLIZZARD arrived. And yes, BLIZZARD needs to be in all caps because yelling BLIZZARD makes me feel better in some strange way.
The storm (see, I stopped yelling) came blowing in pretty quickly this afternoon and is supposed to dump another 10 inches or so by the time it leaves around lunch tomorrow. And the wind. Oh, the wind!! And the drifts. Oh, the drifts!!
Unbelievable. In this picture, you can see our garage and in the back left side, our chicken coop (not currently in use). Note that it already covers about half the coop door. And this was at the beginning of the storm!
I plowed the driveway and shoveled the walk before the BLIZZARD started but you can’t tell anymore. Earlier, Josh ran out to the old barn where we store our firewood (appropriately named the wood barn) and the drifts in the driveway were up to his waist. Um, yeah, those are some big piles of snow.
We brought in extra wood for the woodstove, filled some buckets with water and made sure we had food we could easily make in case we lose electricity. During the last BLIZZARD, the lights flickered but never went out. Crossing our fingers that we don’t lose it this time either.
This winter, we only need to worry about ourselves and the barn cats (who actually went into the barn but only because we made little beds for them there). Next year, it will be a different story because we will have to take care of the farm animals. But at least for this BLIZZARD, I get to sit here in my warm blanket in front of a nice fire and be assured that all is well.
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