The little guys had a blast in the snow!
Kicking up their heels…
Kicking up the snow…
and thoroughly enjoyed themselves
When I asked for the rain to stop, I guess I should have been more clear with what I wanted it replaced by.
This is not what I had in mind
Two days ago, we woke up to several inches of snow and no power. The snow continued to fall until we had about 6 inches and then it poured all day long.
The snow was very heavy and with the rain on top of it, the poor trees didn’t stand a chance. We didn’t have many issues, but the stories from around the area are crazy!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow and it is so pretty to look at, but really…snow at the end of March???
The trenches along the barn needed cleaning again, but they did their job and kept the sheep and hay dry.
Our poor pastures were temporarily turned into rivers.
This little pasture was definitely the worst, there was 18 inches of water up against this barn.
and the Robins didn’t look very happy with the change either.
We are on day 3 of no power, but the rain has stopped and the snow is melting and I am sure the real Spring will be here soon!
The state of being tranquil; calmness; serenity.
The name of our new ewe lamb and what we woke up to this morning…
It has a magical way of making everything look clean and new and refreshed.
We rarely get snow, so it is fun when it shows up…especially since it only lasts a day or two
Not everyone shares my feelings though…
these two would love to have snow all winter!
I’m not sure our sheep would like that though.
I love how the snow sits on their horns and wool.
Ironside and Ringo seemed very relaxed and had no problem sleeping in the snow.
Hector, Mac, and Aragon were happy to see us coming with their breakfast.
He loves it when it snows and can use his sled to deliver the hay.
The lambs weren’t sure what to make of the funny white stuff on the ground.
Loving this day of snow!
It would have been a big disappointment if we didn’t wake up to snow because there has been so much hype with the media and weathermen.
This was the scene yesterday – wet, nasty snow…none of us were impressed.
I love how a fresh blanket of snow makes everything look new and clean.
The geese are still here, I think they know a good thing when they see it!
The dogs are LOVING it!
Darby may be getting up there in age, but he can still dish it out with the best of them
Rose spent the morning filling up on snow!
Such a funny girl
The Robins don’t seem amused with Mother Nature’s sense of humor!
I love snow days, especially when it isn’t sloppy and wet. This is a very rare occurence where we live. In fact, we didn’t get any snow last year. They have been forecasting snow for days and it finally arrived. We woke up to a winter wonderland.
Ok…it isn’t a lot of snow, but it is a lot for us this early in the year and it is going to stay cold for a couple days which means it is going to stay! I gave all of the animals extra food last night and extra bedding.
All except for the ducks. They didn’t want to leave the pond last night and I didn’t want Kate to get soaking wet. They seemed quite happy to be in the water this morning…bbbbbrrrrrrr.
All of the sheep were happy to see us and eager for breakfast.
The dogs had fun running, jumping, and playing in it.
Snowballs were thrown…
and a little sledding was done!
While all of us were home I wanted to take some pictures for our Christmas cards.
I had my picture taken with the girls. I like this one of me and Infiniti…
and this one of me and Delight, such a funny girl…
but I think I like this one the best.
My son of course wanted to have his picture taken with Rose This took several attempts…Rose kept jumping off the bridge and running a BIG circle before she came back.
This picture turned out great of my husband and his lab, Deuce.
Yay for the snow day and Christmas card pictures!!!
We usually visit one of the many Christmas tree farms in the area to find a Christmas tree, but this year we purchased a tree permit and headed to the mountains. We were really searching for some snow too.
We were not disappointed!
This kid is CRAZY in the snow!!! He is not falling in this picture – he is JUMPING!!! Geronimo
He climbed up…
and slid down so many times I lost count.
I think Deuce enjoyed it just as much as he did!
She was also more than willing to help
She was such a good girl – never straying very far from us and always coming when called.
We finally started looking for a tree. I thought this one was awfully cute, but the boys didn’t agree.
By the time we found our tree he had to have a little help up the hill. I never could make it up. The snow had a nice layer of ice underneath it and a layer over it. You would crack through and sink into the snow and then slip on the ice underneath. We did a lot of walking because driving was a little interesting. I am very thankful that my husband has a cool head while driving on slick snow on a hillside.
Here is our tree – a noble fir. Oregon forests are full of so many choices!
He would love it if we had snow year round I’m glad we found some snow for him and a Christmas tree for our house.
Snow!!! Ok, it wasn’t a lot - but it was still fun!
It gave Darby super powers – he can fly!
For some reason, our dark colored ducks blended in, while our white duck stuck out like a sore thumb
We had some mallards stop by our pond for the afternoon.
Theron and Kate had a great time running and playing in it.