Snow for !st Day of Spring

We got another batch of wintry mix last night that started as rain.

Nine inches so far and it’s still snowing.
It’s peaceful and quiet! The only thing moving this morning are the birds at the feeders and a red fox at our pond. He had caught a mole and was heading back to his den with breakfast (I never have the camera in my hand for shots like this).

 

Hubby has gone out to feed the cattle and check for new babies.  Thank goodness those expectant mothers held out for at least another day.

It’s still snowing but supposed to end sometime this afternoon but not looking much like it right now.  Everyone stay warm and enjoy the bright whiteness while you can.  As farmers we don’t mind this very much because we know our fields, pastures and garden will grow abundantly in the coming months!

Have a great second day of spring!!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

6 thoughts on “Snow for !st Day of Spring”

  1. Oh no, Rita, after my comments about rather having a thunderstorm than more snow, now you’ve got both! The only good news is that it really is beautiful … and it won’t last. Happy first day of spring! 🙂

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  2. I thought the snow looked so beautiful on the trees this morning. It was nice that Tech had a 2 hour delay too! It’s snowing here but just not sticking to the roads. Be safe and warm!

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