Church was cancelled due to the snow covered roads. Our road, Clouds Creek, was cleared by some kind neighbors and it was a blessing indeed as I was so ready to get out walking. Bear and I walked several miles, singing worship songs (okay, I did the singing!) and taking pictures. Sure missed worshiping with our church family, but enjoyed taking time to thank our Creator for His beautiful world.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Charles was happy that Brittney was able to come over and spend the afternoon with us, and she brought her new Shih Tzu puppy, Rocky with her. He is the cutest little thing and got along with Bear just fine. After visiting awhile, Charles and Brittney went sledding out back and I watched as our thoughtful Charles put Rocky in a backpack to take him sledding too....but they were back in a couple minutes asking me to watch him. I just smiled. They didn't stay out too long due to the cold wind gusts, plus the snow was pretty deep for the four wheelers. Scott spent his day working on the farm, scraping snow off everything and feeding the cows. Our neighbor, Steve, came and scraped the driveway, making it so much easier to get out. I made sour dough bread and clam chowder for dinner and also made a new recipe called Magic Custard Cake, which Scott absolutely loved. When the sour dough bread came out of the oven I cut off a slice for Brittney. She smiled and said "I think this is the best tasting bread I've ever had in my whole life." Well, that made my day. I was sure to send a loaf home with her and took another to Steve next door to say thanks for scraping our driveway. It was a fine day.
Five more inches of snow! We haven't had snow like this in I don't know how many years! With all the snow accumulation, there's around ten inches of snow on the ground in areas. It's cold too...tonight will dip down to 6 degrees. Got a text that church was cancelled tomorrow and for everyone to stay home and be safe. Scott and Charles got the four wheelers out, feeding the cows grain and knocking off the ice and snow from our new gutters. I thought it was pretty cool how the snow curved around our garage roof on the back side.
Friday, January 22, 2016
We woke up to another 3 inches of snow this morning. I was praying for some snow days, but never expected this much snow! My babe still has to work so I got up early, scraping the walkway to his truck to surprise him. He keeps a cover on his truck at night, which saves time in the morning with little or no scraping. Every morning before Scott leaves for work, he puts on his farm boots and goes out to feed our elk. I followed him this morning with my camera in hand. The elk sure are beautiful against the white of the snow. I watch him as he throws hay over the fence in several areas and then hand feeds them some alfalfa, which they love. We're in the middle of a snow storm named Jonas, and tonight it will wrap around, bringing more sleet and snow... and just in case the power goes off, I made a big pot of vegetable soup, corn bread and banana bread. We may be cold, but we won't be hungry!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The day before, I was telling my sister, Brenda, about the pitiful couple of snowflakes we had on the ground. Here it was the 3rd week of January and no snow yet. What a difference a day makes! The weatherman forecasted 1-3 inches and all day the snow kept falling for a total of 6 inches. Yahoo... our first snow day! It finally stopped snowing by late afternoon and I went outside, taking pictures around the farm. This Utah girl looks forward to this time all year and my New York husband does too♥