We’re in our second winter snowstorm and I have got to get taller boots. Mine are 9.5 inches tall and when I went to feed Miracle this morning it was over my boots.
Hubby says it’s over the boots because of the way I walk in the fresh snow and scoot it in front of me. I still need taller boots if this is going to continue through spring! The next ones I get in the spring will be up to my knees, I think.
It started snowing here again last night before dark and hubby says we have 8 inches now but it was still pouring down snow when I started this post. It’s supposed to turn to sleet and freezing rain and then rain all day tomorrow. We woke up to 18* and it’s now 22* . The snow is like powder and we’re so glad the wind had not gotten up yet.
Hubby got the snowblower out while I fed the calf and had me a 48 inch path to the chickens and the smokehouse. I’ve swept the porch and steps off three times so far but Sassy has decided to stay in the house this morning. She went out for a quick potty break and fled back to the house!
Hubby is out feeding the stock now and the powder snow makes it hard to roll out the bales but everyone is waiting for some food to warm up their insides!
The snow has stopped now and we’re waiting for the sleet and rain. All of the cattle are doing well and my chickens are warm and been fed well and have plenty of warm water. The wild birds now have plenty of seed on the ground after I swept the snow away from the feeders.
I’ve prepared a roast in the crockpot with onions and celery and will make a gravy over it later and serve it over noodles for supper and some fresh bread. The laundry is almost done and the wood has been brought in for this evening warmth.
Once the sleet/rain/ice arrives we may lose power but we’ve learned after 44 years of marriage to be prepared for it. All of the buckets in the laundry room are full of water for the bathroom, 12 gallon jugs are full of water for cooking and whatever else it’s needed for and the candles and flashlights are where they’re easily accessible.
Hope you are all warm and safe! Spring is just around the corner!