and then it snowed and the Pug wore bells
No one was really happy about it, except for the ducks... it wasn't very cold outside and they were swimming in their dishes, splashing and having a great time.
As the day progressed, it just kept on snowing. Kevin put the plow on our tractor and did some work, just in case the heavy snow froze and made a big mess. I decided to go back inside and work on a different project...
Dressing up dogs...
Amazingly I caught this shocking photo of Roald and Norman on the couch together. Norman is pretending he's not really there.
Roald loves the couch and thinks he should spend a great deal of his time on there sleeping. When I'm not there and won't allow him up, he cries trying to get up on his own. I can see where he'll spend a good part of his day once he's big enough to get up there on his own.
Douglas: I'd be happy for you if you hadn't brought that puppy home.
This morning it snowed some more. It was beautiful outside because the snow stuck to all the trees. I let the animals stay in the barn since we haven't plowed the barnyard yet and the snow was up to the top of my snow boots - so goat belly height. They refused to come out yesterday and I made them, so I thought I'd be nice today.
Roald wasn't worried about much... When he wasn't playing, he was sleeping on the couch...
Ahhh to be so small and adorable and to have so few worries in the world...
The afternoon was really beautiful, but windy. I wanted to go for a walk to take some pictures, our ATV's won't be able to handle the snow unless we put the tracks on our Argo, which we were not about to do today, so I figured a walk would be good... But then I realized as deep as the snow was and as windy as it was outside, straying far from home might not be such a great idea.
It looked like a painting outside though with the dark sky and the snow on the trees. It was peaceful and calm.
Since I didn't go for a walk, I worked in the kitchen this afternoon. The boys all stayed close just in case something interesting happened... or dropped.
I made some spinach and feta packets, Caesar stuffed eggs, pickled eggs and beets, black bean cakes and crab egg rolls.
When I headed up to the barn to do evening chores it was a little later than usual since everyone was already inside the barn safely and I was chasing after Roald. It was dark when I started up to the barn. The barn is about 300 feet from the house. I didn't need a flashlight tonight thanks to the moon, whom guided my way. It was like a fairy tale world with the snow on the trees, the light reflecting off the snow and stars twinkling. I had to walk slowly and stop several times just to take it all in, remind myself to remember how this feels. A night like this is one of the reasons I do love winter. I love how beautiful it is, I love the snow clinging to the trees, me trudging along through the snow with my hay and water, my Great Pyrenees running through the snow and playing... Your senses are strong in the snow and cold, everything seems so much more... real. You breath heavier, you take in the quiet all around you, the quiet you can only have in winter because everyone is asleep or hiding, and even the stars shine brighter.
It's a beautiful time of year and while having the snow makes chores harder, I'm grateful for it. We need snow to promise us a good run of maple syrup in the spring and to help us with a good crop of hay in the summer.
Those two things alone make it worth the extra work.
Are you all ready for Christmas and the holidays?