It’s been a cold, snowy winter so far. A couple of days ago we got about 10 inches (or 3 feet according to Rick) of fresh powder on top of the 8 inches already on the ground. It is absolutely beautiful if I must say so myself.

Very pretty but also very hard to maneuver around. Since the critters have to be cared for every day no matter what the weather is, we do have to be outside. As long as you have the right clothes, boots, gloves, scarf and hat it is not bad; especially if you are working – that does keep you warm.


alx-and-calvesRick and Alex do most of the heavy work around here – someone has to stand by and take pictures of them – so they stay pretty warm they tell me. The cattle do fine as long as they have plenty of feed, water and shelter. After the fresh, powdery snow we’ve had really cold (for us) temperatures – I think 10 degrees is our low so far – so most everything is frozen. I don’t think we will miss the snow when it is gone, but I will enjoy looking at the pictures.

2 comments on “Snow!

  1. Sandy W. says:

    It IS BEAUTIFUL, that’s for sure, but I can’t even imagine what 10 degrees feels like. You are a pioneer woman, Brenda.

    • Brenda says:

      10 degrees is COLD – at least to me. It means long underwear, wool socks, flannel shirt, vest, waterproof pants, insulated heavy jacket, scarf, insulated gloves, insulated boots and a hat. Add earmuffs if the wind is blowing. I usually just wander around and take pictures, the guys tell me if you are cleaning sheds or feeding hay you stay a lot warmer 😉

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