We Are Ready . . .

According to our local weatherman, our first snow of the season will roll in tonight with temps dropping to the 20’s, 40 mph wind gusts and snow starting as flurries. He even said we will see accumulations of 1″ to 4″ inches and possible as much as 8″ in the mountains, which is us!!!!

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I hope it doesn’t look like this but with the rest of our strange year, why not!!!!

Yesterday and this morning I’ve been making sure the chicken nests and their flooring have plenty of bedding. I’ve made sure they have lots of high protein food, clean water and this evening when I put them in for the night, I’ll close the east end window to keep cold air from their roosting poles.

That green grass will not be here much longer!

The dog houses are full of warm fluffy hay and they will get some warm water when they receive their evening meal.

The cattle have been given grain with their hay for two days and hubby will probably wait until the weather system rolls through tomorrow. If the hay is covered with snow they may have a hard time eating it and they don’t care for wet hay. The babes will find a mound when it’s rolled out and sleep on while mom eats her fill.

The wood has been stacked on the front porch and the wood rack by the stove is full. Extra kindling has brought in, five gallon buckets will with water and gallon jugs have been filled with water just in case the power goes out.

I’ve bought in extra canned goods and potatoes and plan to start a big pot of homemade vegie-venison stew to warm our bellies!!

3 thoughts on “We Are Ready . . .

  1. tonytomeo

    Here where the weather is mild and does not get potentially dangerous, weather forecasting takes some of the fun out of the surprise of weather. I remember that we needed to ‘feel’ what was coming. It was even more surprising in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where we could not see the weather coming. If horses did not cooperate, people predicted how cool the winter would be by the fur of a dog or cat who would snuggle in the evenings.

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  2. Jane Fritz

    You are ready, indeed. It still doesn’t seem fair that Virginia should get snow while we get rain, but I’m not going to complain. I know we’ll end up with way more than our fair share before too long! Take care, Rita.

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