GETS into everything. Snow like Sand. Everywhere. Like the SPOT. Seuss’s spot.
And this was sloppy, slushy, heavy wet snow – coming in horizontally with a good strong wind behind it. Sticky.
We must have got just over two inches. Nothing like what was hysterically forecast. It started yesterday morning. After the first heavy fall the snow fell lightly for hours. But was melting as the temperatures rose. So the roads turned slushy fast.
I don’t mind it – most, if not all of it, will disappear today as the sun melts it and we need the moisture in the earth to get the old pasture rising and prepare the new for sowing seeds. We have rain coming in a few days.
That dark blue white world was just for the day.
Sheila in her house in the snow saying, I love you, I really do but I am not coming out into that weather until it eases up. I am good right here. Snort.
As another band of snow roars through.
Poppy still holding on, hopefully for another week or so. I have found a second hand baby monitor with enough reach to give me a good picture of the farrowing pen from the kitchen. (My old fellowship monitor, after doing two really good summers of work, finally gave up the ghost). So I will turn that new monitor on tonight.
I think yesterday was our coldest miserablist day, maybe/hopefully/touchwood the last of the season. I think (I really hope) we are starting to slowly warm up now. Though the cold nights seem to be hanging on in the forecast.
All the animals slept in their shelters for the day yesterday. Curled up and relaxed. Just waiting the storm out. It was a loud storm – the wind. It Howled. The cows and pigs all slept – even I was in the grip of inertia – just rolling along doing only what I needed to do. Winding down as the day went on.
But this morning is dawning still and calm and cold and pink – 22F/-5C as I write. With the welcome sun rising to put the fields back to rights and encourage grass growth as the new moisture soaks into the wakening roots.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sunday 03/25 0% / 0 in
Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 45F/7C. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday Night 03/25 0% / 0 in
A clear sky. Low 27F/-2C. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
6:47 am – 7:10 pm
First Quarter, 59% visible 12:51 pm 2:53 am