Monday, February 11, 2013

snow! snow! snow!

What a crazy weekend of snow we had!  We knew that the storm was coming, we were prepared with our food and our shovels at the ready.  Another storm that was expected to give us a dusting on Friday ended up dropping 8 inches on us, and this was before the blizzard even began!  Friday night it snowed and the wind howled, and surprisingly we all slept quite peacefully.  Saturday, it snowed more.  It was more like sideways snow, just constantly coming down.  And then Sunday, we awoke to this:


Now, this isn't a huge amount of snow in general, but considering we had absolutely zero snow before this storm, yes, it is a lot!  Luckily it was light snow.


The chickens decided they did not want to venture out in the snow, and would only stand on their little door. They did enjoy eating the snow, just not playing in it.  We were very lucky that the coop didn't get completely snowed in with drifts.  Somehow the direction of the wind and the location of the coop worked together, and there was only a little bit of snow right at the bottom of the door.

Did you weather the storm?  Are you still digging out?  Is it sunny and 70 where you live?  If so, send some of that warmth up to me!

Linking up at Clever Chicks and the Barn Hop

7 comments:

  1. Wow, that *is* a lot of snow! I'm here in sunny California, so no snow for us. It's crazy how there are so much weather and climate shifts going on these days. Hope you guys are okay and that you and the chickens enjoy the snow :)

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  2. That is a lot of snow! Are you making snow ice cream?

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    1. Oh! That's a great idea! I was going to do what we used to do when I was younger, which is get bowls of ice cream and drizzle with a lot of maple syrup :-) We used to tap the sugar maples around our house, when I was younger, and make our own maple syrup, but store bought will have to do this time around!

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  3. Wow! We had snow predicted for the weekend and got none. We sure could have used the moisture - it's dry as a bone. Here's hoping you have a quick melt - the chickens would be happy with that, I'm sure! (Hopping by from Clever Chicks Blog Hop)

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  4. Oh my goodness! I'm glad it didn't cover up the chicken coop! We are sunny and in the 50s today here in MO. I'll try to send it your way!

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  5. Smart chickens!!! I am officially OVER the snow!

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  6. Large amounts of snow in our area also..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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