Sunday, December 05, 2010

Snowing On Our Peaceful Forest Homestead!

It snowed!

We awoke to much more snow this morning. As you can see we are not getting much sunshine, so are running our generator this morning. It is normal for this time of year. Actually, we were pretty fortunate so far this year, as usually we have more snow than this by now.

Not much sunshine hitting our panels this morning!

Now our horses are outside a little bit more. They like cold weather as long as it snows and doesn't rain. Georgie and Dark Shadow really love eating snow with their grain. I used to hold Georgie's feed bucket, and would always make sure she had snow, as long as there was some to get. Now I can't do that because I have a real problem with walking or standing much anymore. I would like to get back into that routine, because it got me outside every day, and I had a really good bond with my horse. I miss it.

How many inches do you think we got?

Snow and cold temperatures brings more work to our homestead. Shoveling paths, cutting and carrying in more firewood, cleaning wood stoves, babying cats who hate snow and cold weather, making cold weather foods, cleaning off the truck, driving in the snow and icy roads, getting loads of hay in snowstorms, feeding horses in cold weather, etc. You get the idea. All jobs that have to be done. Summer has jobs too, but they seem easier in warm weather.

Nikita LOVES to roll in the snow!

It is nice when we are all cozy inside, with the wood stoves keeping us warm. Smelling something good to eat, either in the oven or on top of the stove. Working on our laptops. All is safe and right with our world, here on our forest homestead, Peaceful Forest.

Copyright © 2010  Kathleen G. Lupole
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