Ut-oh. I should not have said that out loud! This past weekend we were completely dumped on by a massive blizzard. Over 2 feet of snow blanketed the ground by Saturday morning with some drifts well over 5 feet high! It took us 11 hours (eleven!) to clear all the snow away from the barn, paddocks, driveway, house, roof.........I am so sore!
I went out on Saturday morning to feed the horses at 8:30am, and didn't actually get to feeding them until 10:00am. We had to shovel our way down!
|My husband helping shovel a path to the barn.|
|The side of the house (water spigot access)|
|Snow drifts at the back of the house and on the roof.|
|One of the remaining sections of stockade fence (Sandy took down most of them). This is a six foot fence!|
|Snow bank behind the trailer. Had to move all this by hand!|
|Side of the barn.|
|Back of the barn. Not going outside today!|
It had not stopped snowing by midday, so I wasn't about to break out the snow blower until the wind died down and the snow stopped. After chores I took a walk around the property to see the beautiful (cold, nasty, heavy, disgusting) blanket of snow.
|There's a car under there somewhere...|
|Truck is buried.|
|Front of the house|
|View of the barn and Daatje's paddock|
|Wicked tall bank at the end of the driveway!|
|Looking down Laura Ln|
|My ornamental cherry tree|
|Under the trees in the front yard as seen from the street|
|Looking up Laura Ln|
|Little blue house on the hill. <3|
Needless to say, I didn't get to ride this past weekend. It took the better part of both Saturday and Sunday to clear everything out. I did manage to squeeze in snowshoeing on Sunday evening, just before the sun went down. I have some pictures.....more on that later. :)
Moral of the story.....never, ever complain out loud in the woods, where the weather gods can hear you, about not having any snow! :o