We've had our fair share of interesting weather the last few days. The warmer, above-freezing temps in the 30s along with the rain made for some interesting driving... as some of you know from my post yesterday.
This morning, we woke up to a joyful sight... snow! Quite a bit of the fluffy stuff had fallen during the night, and the temps were below freezing, causing the snow to stick to everything offering a place to rest, and the result... a winter wonderland outside!
Well, if you've been reading this blog very long... you know me. I can't resist the snow when it falls in such beauty, and so I was outside quite early waking up the chickens, and then I took Annie for a walk. Enjoy our adventure through the eyes of my camera....
Heavy snow weighing this tiny tree down..
You can see the texture of the snow in this picture... heavy, and wet!
The garden's silence underneath the heavy white blanket...
Miss Eleanor enjoying the morning scratch grains ...
Is it a good morning.... or not? ... she's thinking on that one... !
Rudy keeping a close eye on me. He doesn't care to get his picture taken...
Goldie and Eleanor fighting over the snow... such is the life of chickens!
No one likes the snow more than this sweet girl!
My nose hurts to just think of doing this... but not Annie-girl... it's her favorite snow thing to do!
Back to Mr. Rudy... he's on probation for an attack on me several days ago... but lately he's been behaving. Let's hope it continues!
I made some snowballs and threw them into the pen for the girls...
I opened the door to see which one would venture out. Momma Mia tried it... stepping high ...
And on second thoughts...
I'll just hang around inside, thanks very much!
Then I closed the door, because the turkeys had come calling. I've had a problem with the turkeys hanging out around the chicken run, and Annie and Roger have been working on keeping them away.
So the turkeys have been hanging out in the driveway where they are out of reach of Annie and Roger.
Annie and I went for a walk. The sun was just waking up, and I hadn't even had breakfast yet. But... I knew the gentle sunrise wasn't going to last for long.
The next storm front on the horizon was moving in even while the sun was trying to make an entrance.
Our neighbor's darling red barn tucked in the rolling hills..
Climbing this steep hill is always a great morning workout!
Distant mountain covered in hazy snow mist...
Back at home... turkeys are still hanging out in the messy driveway... to Annie's delight, lol! You can see just how messy this ice/snow/rain/snow mix is. Time to get the tractor out to plow before the temps get too warm and the snow gets even heavier than it already is.
A slushy, heavy, nasty mess, that's what our driveway is! Our son working away at getting the driveway in better shape. It took a long time, more time than he had.
These two couldn't be happier playing in the soft snow.
Son was making progress with the driveway, but in the end, I called him in and told him to get going. I didn't want him to be late... he can finish it later today when he gets back home. At least it's a bit more driveable than it was to begin with.
On days like this... don't you just want to have a life like this happy fellow? :)
Have a wonderful Thursday!