Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dusted

We knew it might happen, and it's not unheard of. Heck, in 2008 we had snow on April 20th! Didn't get much, as it was so wet from the 3/4" of rain during the day yesterday, usually mixed with snow and little slushy ice balls that stung like mad when they hit you in the face, plus it was about 35 degrees, but by morning we had a light dusting that literally ended about halfway down the hills in the north pasture, and nothing below us from Reese Creek east had even a trace. Pretty sharply defined snowline, that. The morning packwalk saw biting, wind-driven snow that was sort of sticking here and there, and we were all pretty well soaked by the time we got back home. Thankfully, none of the 5 remaining ewes decided to pop during the night as the Judas door to the lambing pen had blown open during the night (wouldn't be because **I** forgot to latch it securely) and everyone was out enjoying the fresh snow.

Looks like the rest of the week should be pretty exciting, weather-wise, plenty of wet in the form of both rain and snow. But, the dogs are all warm and dry and cozy, Ho Dog in front of the pellet stove as usual, Hoke on our bed, burrowed into the covers, and the girls up here in my cold office with me, all crashed. I do hear a hot cuppa calling me from down below in the kitchen; best I go answer the call.



0630 - you can see the dark snow squall headed our way over the old red barn


Green Peak after the squall passed


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