Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sharing Some of Our Snow with You

I snapped these pictures when I was out doing some shoveling this morning.


That snow bank on the right is over six feel high.


The same snow from another angle.











Helloooo!  Anybody home?


Apples trees going under.

Most of these pictures are paths and areas right around the front of the house that we keep shoveled.  I should have given you a view of all the huge piles we've made with the snowplow.  I'll have to do that after our next predicted snow . . . which is supposed to be Thursday.  Eight to ten inches with high winds.  That may prove to be very interesting.

The way things continue to go this winter, we may still have snow on the ground in July.  (Did I just say that out loud?  Bite my tongue!)

22 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Just think how deep it would be if we didn't have global warming!

Leigh said...

Maybe you should have a giveaway. :)

Marie said...

Here (south of you) ... I feel your pain. I told everyone yesterday -- when I grow up and old -- I'm not shoveling anymore.

Kathy said...

On the positive side, the first thing I thought of was, it would be pretty easy to trim those apple trees now, wouldn't it?

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Holy cow!!!

Sparkless said...

It looks lovely! We keep getting snow then it melts only to snow a week later to melt again. I think this snow/melt thing is harder to take than if it would just snow and stay like it's supposed to.

Kristina said...

The big load we just got is already starting to melt. Flooding issues are big now.

Mama Pea said...

Sunnybrook Farm - I have several calls in to Al Gore, but so far he doesn't seem to want to talk about it. ;o)

Mama Pea said...

Leigh - Okay! I'll wait until after we get the 12" or more they are forecasting for tonight through tomorrow though. ;o}

Mama Pea said...

Marie - Be careful what you say! You could be snowbound for a long time. I think the best idea is to not grow up or old!

Mama Pea said...

Kathy - You're a lady who is always thinking!

Mama Pea said...

Little Homestead in Boise - Not sure about the cows (!) but the deer are having a hard time moving around in it!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - I agree with you totally!

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - We're still too cold for melting but I'm wondering if we'll have problems with flooding, too, this spring because of the big amounts of snow. Hope your flooding doesn't bring you any real problems.

Akannie said...

We're having some ludicrously warm weather the past 2 days. We'll see what happens. Even after yesterdays temps in the high 50's, I have 8 inches of snow on the ground and big drifts everywhere. sigh...

Mama Pea said...

Akannie - You must have had a bit of an accumulation for your 50 degree weather not to melt it all! Hang in there . . .

Anonymous said...

At least all of this snow contributes to toasty insulation; kind of makes us wonder what the R factor is! BTW, the upcoming spring is going to be wet,wet, wet. Be very glad you have raised beds that will dry out before the rest of us "flatlanders"!-M

Lisa said...

I'm with Sunnybrook Farm - 'global warming'?! Seriously, I cannot imagine how you hardy souls get around with that much? Have you received higher than normal snowfall this year or this kinda' 'normal'? Does make you wonder about July... oh dear. At least your ground will be very irrigated. :)

Mama Pea said...

M - Withe the prolonged, extremely cold temperatures we've had so far this winter, we should be very, very grateful for this heavy snow cover as insulation. Without it most of us would be experiencing frozen pipes, septic systems, etc., etc. Even in a normal snowfall year, my raised beds are always ready for planting way before the "flatland!"

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - Oh, yes, we've received much more snow this year than in the previous many, many years. Snow lovers that we are we've been grumping and groaning that our winters have become simply wimpy. Not so this year. And you're right, there will be no forest fire danger this spring because of lack of moisture!

Susan said...

That is a LOT of shoveling. Ours isn't nearly as deep as yours, so I'm going to quit whining about it. Until I have to shovel again. We're in for a little warm spell before it gets cold again. Ice! Fun!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - How 'bout if I send you some of our snow and then we'll be even? No? Shoot, you're no fun!