Sunday, February 7, 2010

The un-official total amount of snow, according to our yardstick, is 21 inches here. Dad dug out his old snowshoes so I could take them for a spin!

It's unusual for us to get this much snow at one time though. That's why I am so excited! We are still digging out. The poor tractor barely made it through, but Dad has been plowing away. This is the trail to my parent's house.

Going to be a bit before we reach the campfire. Heading out that way though here shortly to dig the chickens a path to some grass...if I can find it.

The blueberry nets however...are toast.

Then I waded out to the orchard...

Not looking so good there either. Shook the snow off everything best I could. The poor fruit trees! Dug out the bees a bit too.

My legs in the orchard. I am thinking we may have about 2 feet out here in the clearing? It's over my knees!

: )

Maybe I should have remembered to bring the snowshoes with me??
Have a great week and for those of you out there in the snow belt..
Happy Shoveling!!

12 comments:

diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Your place looks much like ours! Except we are not as excited as you! But please enjoy for all of us! Did you ever find the grass for the chickens? Mine are still holding up in the coop, complaining non-stop!

dmoms said...

oh, wow. your pictures are stunning. It is another day of rain in Seattle. I'd love to see a picture of your chickens in the snow. too funny!

Earth Mama said...

It would be fun to try out some snow shoes. I love the pathway to your parent's house. That is so cool you can just walk down the path, and tada, you're there.

:)Lisa

Michelle said...

Wow. The sun is shining here. I want some snow!!! I love the photos of the orchard and the bees. Are the bees OK?

poppyseed said...

Your snowshoes reminded me that I have some downstairs that I've never used. Tomorrow I'll try them out on the 30 inches of snow we just got here in WV. I used to keep bees and your hives make me miss mine. Nice site.

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

Did your chickens just look at you with the "Are you crazy???" kind of look?

And are you able to still hear the faint hums of those bees even in the snow? I can only imagine what a miracle sound that is...

Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow...

~~Camie~~

Joanna said...

The thought of wearing snow shoes sounds exhilarating! How I would love to try them out!

deb said...

We are in the middle of a snowstorm... right here and NOW! It's been snowing off and on all weekend and now it's Monday and still snowing! So that means... we're having a *SNOW DAY!*

We had the snowshoes out yesterday and I'm sure they'll be making another appearance today. It's like being able to walk on water... only instead of water, it's snow!

Your pictures are snow-wonderful. :)

Nancy said...

Love the snow shoes and the "trail to mom & dad's house." Glad you've got all the snow and not me. We were expecting to wake up to white this morning but the storm missed us! YAY!

Carmen said...

Wow! We're in northern Indiana and we haven't had that much snow in ages! But...we're supposed to get about a foot in the next couple of days. The kiddos are excited. Me? Not so much! ;)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Great pictures! Love snow. We haven't had much up here this year. My daughter is very excited, she will be attending Robert Morris in August and was worried that there isn't any snow in Pittsburgh ;)

Lovely blog.

Lisa

underthebigbluesky said...

we have that same path to my grandparents house next door. in fact, it's the only place i've been in the last three days, we are still not plowed out.

my grandfather's tractor has been in overtime here lately, but man, it is really doing the job.

my father and brother went out on the snowshoes the other day.

it's all very messy but so exciting!