This weekend has been quite interesting weather-wise. Saturday revealed a beautiful landscape of iced foliage, like sugar spun on trees. So very pretty:
I thought this was what is called Hoarfrost, but I was wrong. It was actually Rime Ice. The distinction is only vaguely clear to me, so I’m not going to bother you with it. Hoarfrost, Rime Ice, Vanilla Smoothy, whatever you want to call it, it’s amazing up close and personal:
Meanwhile, as we were anticipating a large amount of snow to dump on us Saturday night through Sunday, preparations had to be made. For me that meant filling the car up with a full tank of gas and getting my marching orders from Pete. My tasks included making sure the barn kittens stayed in the barn. No wandering about in deep snow, their little legs and paws may not be up to the task of navigating the predicted 5 to 10 inches. My second task; keep the corn troughs cleared for the calves to easily access the corn. For this I was handed a kitty scoop, the honorary Snow-Day Snow-Scoop. Thank you. I’m on it.
So, after having a nice, potent beer at our local brewery Saturday night, the snow began its steady descent. I was excited. I love snow. And I love that this fell on a weekend when I didn’t have to work. (Except for snow scooping and kitty watch):
Surprisingly once the snow was done with us, Pete reported no major issues on the farm. This is good news as such an accumulation can cause problems. Pete had his hands full of course, but I only had to usher the random kitten back into the barn one or two times.
One of them did hitch a ride with me when I decided to give my x-country skis a spin around the perimeter. She insisted.
The calves had access to the corn after the snow was wiped away. But for the most part, that wasn’t a big problem:
Group smile everyone! Aaah, just look at number 15, what a cute under-bite!
I even checked in on the big guys…same story, feed was good and clear…no problems.
Now, I mentioned that I had two tasks given to me for today. Those have been performed, and now I am ready to move on to the third task that I had not mentioned previously…make the rum balls! The holidays do not start without the rum balls!