Friday, March 2, 2012

Leap Day Storm - Another Winter Wonderland

What a day Leap Day was this year!  The Meteorologists predicted snow and we got it, almost 2 feet of it.  I knew we were going to get snow, but I was hoping the amounts were off, anything over 5 or 6 inches and I was not going to get to work.  Scott woke me up before he headed to work in the 4-wheel drive truck and said I wasn't going anywhere (this was at 5:15 am and we already had 8+ inches).  I do have a few pics, but I'll have to add them later. 

The road we live on didn't get plowed out until after 2 pm.  Adin and I shoveled and I did some plowing with the 4-wheeler (have I mentioned before that I love that thing?).  After 2 hours of braking trail and plowing, my arms were jello and I had to call it quits.  Once Scott got home he finished and as the temp dropped he said it got easier.  :)

The kids have been loving actually having snow and today Adin tried to ski using my cross-country skis.  He did good, seeing as they were just a "tad" bit to big for him.  The chickens on the other hand have NOT wanted to come out and free range.  I guess I don't blame them.  The area between their coop and the barn made a wind trap and the snow was way above my knees back there.  The poor things would have gotten lost.  I am also glad that door on the east end of the barn opens in or it would have been difficult to get it open. 

Next week we are supposed to be in the upper 40's to 50, I don't think that the snow will stay around too long.  Maple tapping is getting close.  I am going to try and trudge through the woods this weekend and set some taps.