A beautiful snow this time, no wind. Daughter and I took a walk in about 10″ of new snow, no drifting. By the time we started back, we were getting a little sleet. The roads near us are impassible, but no need to go anywhere. Groceries were purchased yesterday, dog food as well. We did get out for our Anniversary dinner, though the snow started hours earlier than predicted. Last evening we followed our son in law down the mountain, us in our 4 wheel drive truck, him in his little low 2 wheel drive sedan and he went to work 12 hours early to nap there as he wouldn’t be able to get to the hospital today.
It isn’t snowing as hard now, still thick and gray outside, some sleet due to crust this over this afternoon.
On our walk, we spotted another very young calf, a little black one tucked between two black cows at the hay feeder on the neighbor’s farm. Some of her girls look like they are about to burst. Daughter was calling them Moocicles, with their coats dripping icicles.
We came back from our walk to warm leftover soup and leftovers from our Anniversary dinner out for lunch. The woodstove is keeping the basement toasty and the downstairs floors warm. We haven’t bothered to light the upstairs fire, saving the wood in case the power fails as the ice accumulates. I guess I should fill some containers with water, just in case.
The week is supposed to warm, so perhaps the asparagus bed can be weeded before the shoots begin to appear, the chicken coop cleared of the spoiled straw that has housed them during the two snow storms, and their food and water returned to the outdoors. For the past couple of weeks, they have mostly been getting warm water inside the coop twice a day, their feeder inside the coop staying filled and with single digit temps or snow, they have been locked in.
I have finished the body of my handspun sweater. I need to pick up the stitches to add the sleeves, perhaps that will be a good afternoon task, plus I bought fabric to make granddaughter a little backpack to carry her dance clothes in. She got a leotard, dance pants, and a skirt for Valentine’s day.