Snow Day

Fate plowed her way to the gate before I got to shovel a path.   She was stoically waiting for me, but the snow was too deep for me to shovel quickly and I saw she was shivering.  I’ve never seen Fate shiver before.

So I sent her back to the house and continued the path to the barn.

I had to go through the barn to feed the animals who were dry in the pole barn.  I didn’t get to shovel out the Chicken Coop, but they have enough food and water and wouldn’t be coming out anyway.  Once I fed the Sheep and donkeys, I dug a path from the pole barn to the water bucket and gate.

Jon was shoveling a path to the driveway, which I don’t expect will get plowed for some time.  But it’s okay, we have no place to go.

Back in the house, I called Flo in from the woodshed and she joined Minnie in the basement.

After all the animals were fed Jon and I had breakfast.   I expect to spend the day shoveling snow.

Zinnia watching me shovel a path to the water bucket and gate.  You can see the water bucket covered in snow.

10 thoughts on “Snow Day

  1. What a difference a day can make!
    Take it slow and steady. I’m glad Jon is listening to his inner voice and your good advice, Maria!

  2. I love to read about your farm life Maria. For those of us who can’t or don’t it’s a vicarious experience through your posts. Shoveling snow must be hard but you do it for love of your life together, your animal friends and so how good you must sleep. I love all your animal pics but sweet Bud is so dear in his love of you and the warm wood stove! Thank you for sharing all this,. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Joan

    1. It’s nice to hear from you Joan. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. I do enjoy shoveling, there actually something very sculptural about it. Happy Holidays to you too.

  3. Wow! What a storm you had. I enjoyed the videos about it and especially enjoyed hearing the sheep and donkeys crunching on the hay. So meditative with the snow falling in the background.

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