Whooot, Record Snow in 24 hours

Sorry about going missing, we have had cold, and more cold.. it got down to -45 and we were holding, and then came the snow.. it started out fluffy Christmas snow and it just kept coming.. and coming and coming.. over 2 feet in 24 hours and then came the drifting..

Hubby had gone into work, and they let everyone go early, the buses were stuck so he hiked 2.5 km from his work across the river to the next big bus area and finally got a bus (the average person waited an hour to get on, instead of the normal 3 to 5 min) at rush hour..

Then I got the call at the truck.. you see the wind was blowing and drifting was coming.. and he needed to shovel out the truck.. the snow had blown in and was at the height of the roof of the truck… ya, you read that right.. ROOF of the truck.. so shovel, shovel, shovel and then take it slow and steady in 4 by 4 drive on the way home.

I on the hand  shoveled paths, hauled water and hay and needed to dig out the square bale shelters.. and chores were done with snow shoes on, pulling sleds to get things around. The hounds love the snow.. Love this opps photo of the ying and yang of their colors.

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I was ever so grateful that farmer R came and dug out our main driveways and lanes.. otherwise it would have been many more hours. Sometimes you need to know when to call for help when you can.

We had a tiny power outage and wow are quail chicks fragile an then some.. they need that heat.. and extra protein..  hard boiled eggs and fresh sprouts. They have already doubled in size and they are getting tiny wing feathers..   Stay safe out there, and hopefully I will be back tomorrow..

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4 Responses to Whooot, Record Snow in 24 hours

  1. Karla says:

    I do not envy you. I remember the snow on Valentine’s Day last year when we went to lunch. This is much worse. Take care.

  2. Sheri says:

    Wow. Years ago I went through a bad snow event and we had to narrow down our living to one room, the kitchen. To this day I don’t start filling the rain barrels until Feb. 28th and 2 days ago we got flooded with rain. The backyard is swamp pond.

  3. judy says:

    Glad you & all the farm buddies are ok!! Can’t believe the amount of snow you got!
    Stay safe & warm! The quail look great!

  4. Glad DH made it home safe and sound…
    Dogs are so silly in the snow, aren’t they?
    Lovely babies: )
    Saved the big one for last… Does this snowfall bring you anywhere near up to the normal amounts for this point in time?

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