Sunday, February 26, 2017

Six more weeks of winter....

Yup, you read this right, six more weeks of winter! And it's all Skipper's fault...;-)
On February 2nd, ground(h)dog day, Skipper threw a long shadow and our fate was sealed....

The weather report agreed.

Never would we have imagined, though, how much winter was about to come. It started the following Saturday with rather heavy snowfall.

As I was doing the dishes, I marveled how beautiful the amaryllis looked, reflecting a bit in the window, with the snow coming down in the background.
By afternoon it got even worse. Glancing out of the window I saw Fin and Lexie contemplating what was happening. I was wondering what they told each other....maybe Fin told Lexie about his time in California? Times without this fluffy white stuff coming from the sky ;-)

Sunday came and went, and the snow never really stopped coming.
This is what we woke up to Monday morning...

The chicken were not amused, and we actually had to shove the snow off the coop, in order to avoid damage.

Chaos the next morning the snow had finally stopped and things slowly returned to normal. As I pulled up to work that Tuesday morning I got greeted by a wonderful rising sun.

The animals are coping quite good with this extreme weather. The horses "grow" some icicles,

but otherwise seem to enjoy the snow

Leica thoroughly loves her first winter,

Skipper maybe not so much...

The cats carefully checking out the snow.

Another big dump of snow came the following weekend, breaking some records. Rumor had it that this was the biggest snowfall in the last 80 years.

But as soon as the sun is out, I have to say it's just outright gorgeous, no matter if you are on the Kimberley ski hill,

  or at home.

Black and white view of our backyard...

And this is the weather report from this evening....seems we are not done yet!