Saturday, January 31, 2009

Work & Play - winter style

We were up before the sun this morning with a long list of extra chores that needed to be done. We've had inches upon inches of snow and now they are predicting inches of rain and 42 degrees on Tuesday. Go figure.......First order of business was to get all the snow shoveled off the roofs. You never realize how big a building is until you need to remove three feet of snow off the roof :) A group of us worked on the barn while hubby roof raked the house.


Once both sides were shoveled off, I used the tractor and the blower to move the snow away from the barn. The snow on the top roof generally slides off once the snow/ice melts off the bottom roof. Thankfully the snow wasn't heavy and it came off fairly easy. We then shoveled the chicken house, wood shed, Mom's porch, the camper, sheep feeders, rabbit hutches, the backporch and hubby roof raked the garage. Thankfully it was about 25 degrees and the perfect temp to work outside.

After our chores were finished, hubby invited me to take a walk with the snowshoes. Gosh, I can't remember the last time I was on them. It was Great! Below are some photos from our trip. We walked down the south pasture, along the east pasture, back up the north side to the house. Bear and Simple Boy wondering what we were doing ........

Looking back toward the farm from the south/east pasture...

Even the snow can't get rid of them.......

Pitching over the rise, heading east............

Potential new pasture...............

We didn't hang out here long ........this section of fence is on the spring "to do" list. Didn't want to think about work :)

We saw many different sets of tracks - this one near the edge of the woods

Looking east.........

Another view looking back at the farm from the east tree line......

A great afternoon trek in the snow......hope you enjoyed it :)

11 comments:

Candy Duell said...

I love the pictures,our area looks like that with the amount of snow. About that storm on Tuesday, it is saying another big one for us!

Kara said...

Great pictures! The snow shoe one is my favorite.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I loved the tour thank you, great photo's Deb. I can't imagine having that much snow.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That was a great walk! :)

threecollie said...

I love your snow shoeing pictures! What fun you must have had. So sorry to hear that you are going to get rain now.

Egghead said...

Wow that snow is incredible. Great photos and thank you for taking us along.

Nancy K. said...

Thank you for sharing your delightful snowshoe expedition! It looks like so much fun. Great exercise too. How romantic that your husband invited to you take a walk with him....

Cathy M said...

Great walk. The pictures were great. What a wonderful life.

DayPhoto said...

I did enjoy it, I enjoyed it very much! Thank you! AND I COMPLAINED ABOUT SNOW!...Shish! Boy do I need to get my glasses fixed.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Deb said...

candy,
thank you :)
They are saying the storm we were worried about is going out to sea. I am so glad! Hope it doesn't hit you too hard.

kara,
Thanks - it was fun :)

joanna,
The snow can really be a lot of fun. It all depends on whether or not you like winter. It must be so hard for people to live a in an area that they absolutely despise like the northeast in the winter when they really hate the snow and cold. Thankfully, I'm a born and bred New Englander. Good thing I like winter!

Far side of fifty,
Glad you enjoyed it :)

threecollie,
Thank you :) The rain they predicted was changed yesterday to snow. Today they are saying it's going out to sea. I'm a happy camper! We are glad shoveled the roofs though - now we don't have to worry about it again.

egghead,
Your welcome :)



nancy k,
It was very romantic actually. Our lives and our house are always busy. Time for just the two of us is scarce to say the least. The walk was wonderful and so was the quality one on one time.

cathy m,
Thank you - you are so right, I do live a wonderful life !
Thanks so much for visiting ...hope you stop by again.

linda,
So glad you enjoyed our snowshoe trip - the snow looks overwhelming but it really is beautiful and everything smells so fresh!

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