Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Uncle, already!!!

Woke up this morning, blundered out to the living room, where Husband was looking out the window.
"It's snowing, again."
I stared at him.  "What?"
"It's snowing again.  Looks like it is coming down pretty good..."
I looked.  It was.  This photo was taken a little after 5:30 a.m..  There was a good inch or so, even at that point.


As the morning progressed, it snowed harder.  The neighbor's cows were pushing the calves under the trees and centering them with the Moms outside, to shield them from the cold.  


This birdhouse is on the side of our house, I think the drift effect is the air movement around the house.  Haven't seen any birds going in or out of late, so it might not be occupied yet.  

(They probably haven't figured out it's spring, either...)


I am HOPING that the poor little pear tree doesn't have problems because of this...  It's weathered snow before, so I am trying to be optimistic.  On the bright side, it's not ice.


Husband looked at this photo, and said all it needed was a few Christmas lights.  

I agree...


The Pines on our place seem to look more burdened than the Firs.  We aren't too worried about the trees, but we are sort of hoping the pole barn doesn't decide to let go and munch everything. 


Some cows seeking breakfast.  I would show my llamas, but they stayed up on the hill, and so I will see them later.  Husband said this was a Hay Day, being that there probably isn't a lot of grass or forage for the llamas.  So, I will be wandering out to feed, and will have to see how my wagon does on snow...  And get Buzz the Hyperactive Wonder Kitten out from her snoozing spot.  

(I try and be nice, but I must say, I wish I could let her lay in the hay and let be.  Grumpy is Buzz when she has to leave.  I can't blame her, either.)


Now I just have to decide if I will go into town and work at the substation.  I will have to see what happens as the day progresses... 

So, all of you who have had the mild winter... ENJOY IT, PLEASE!!  Now I am completely confused, I have gardening fever, AND want to put up Christmas lights!

(update:  It is STILL snowing at 11a.m., and I was told to stay home by the new boss, so I will be homebound, unless someone else locally needs help. Husband had to get the back hoe out and move a tree for a neighbor. Tree, crossing driveway... This is interesting.  Power outages here and there...)

11 comments:

  1. And we are having a heatwave! Go figure!

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    1. Yes, I guess the Northwest didn't get the memo about this being a mild winter...

      Cat

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  2. The weather is confusing isn't it? We are getting so green right now, it would be horrible if it snowed. Tour picture of the tree does look like it's crying for Christmas lights.

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    1. Yes, all of our trees are just on the verge of budding out, so I hope this is the last of this nonsense... Eeep!

      Cat

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  3. Cat, i hope the snow stops and spring comes for certain this time.

    meanwhile, try to stay warm.

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    1. That, I have covered. When outside, several layers (and several knitted items), when inside, tea and a fireplace. At least that way, I am good.

      Cat

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  4. Please keep your snow - it is pretty and I'm enjoying it from a distance. I prefer not to have it in my backyard! However, since we have had significant snow in May, it isn't unheard of! We could certainly get our share. Oh, what the heck, moisture is moisture!
    Stay warm and safe!

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    1. Well, I can't say I was particularly thrilled to have it in MY back yard, but meh. It will go away... I think the latest we've had snow is April. I knock frantically on wood as I say this!

      Cat

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  5. I didn't know more snow was coming. Nothing here so far. I love the mama cows protecting their calves.

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    1. Well, it was just in this area, from Salem, Oregon, to Eugene, Oregon. So, if all remains the same, you should miss it, unless the front does something odd. Yes, they were amazingly gentle, just pushing a bit with noses and necks to get them centered under the trees.

      Cat

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  6. Definitely looks like December instead of March (almost) April. I hope you are able to dig out soon.

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