FIRST SNOW OF 2022

It started here around 6:00 a.m. and ended before noon. We got around 4 inches here and the wind is blowing it out of the trees and covering what tracks Sadie has made. this morning.
The beauty is hampered only by the wind and cold which is around 29*.
Four inches on the milk house roof and before the wind started blowing it away.
The trees at the top of the mountain are snowless but all of the lower trees on the mountain are covered with ice and snow. It makes a pretty spectacular scene. The flag blowing from the front porch gives some idea of how hard the wind is blowing.

The small birds are trying hard to find food.
The doves have decided to stay off the ground until the small birds knock sunflower seeds out of the feeder.

I made one trip to the duck house and then to the chicken house to take them warm water and feed and it was so hard to walk in the snow! It seemed much deeper than four inches, but my boots are eight inches tall, and the snow didn’t quite make it to the top. The sun is shining bright now so between the wind and the sun I don’t think it will stay with us long. Our weathermen are predicting more by the end of the week.

We lost power for about a minute and it makes me appreciate our utility and highway workers more every day. They’re out there keeping us warm and safe!!

Stay warm my friends!!!

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.

4 thoughts on “FIRST SNOW OF 2022”

  1. It’s so beautiful where you live. Sunday was 75 degrees and Monday it snowed. Today 26 degrees and the snow is gone but lots of tree limbs everywhere. One tree down in our backyard. Power flickered once Sunday morning but that was it so I am thankful.
    Keep warm and take care my precious cuz.

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    1. I’m so grateful you all are okay. We have four + inches of snow and it’s 6* this morning and very grateful that the sun is shining and there’s no wind. Our power went off for about a minute and came right back on. We have a wonderful cooperative taking care of it. I’m feeding the woodstove has fast as it will burn but the house is cozy!! Love you and you stay warm!!!

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