Just in from shoveling another batch of snow. We had a temp in the high 20s and snowfall much of the day yesterday. Then last night around 10 p.m. the snow tapered off and the wind began to blow. Often with high winds, the snow on our deck drifts up against the door and makes it challenging to get it opened up in order to get out on the deck and shovel it clear. We can access the deck from going out the back door and around, but I guess it's more fun to pretend we're snowed in and have to "tunnel" our way out.
This morning the temp was down to 8° (cold front blew in) and we have sunshine. So while out moving snow, Papa Pea and I both got overheated and stripped off a layer, but then a few gusts of wind would come by and just about freeze us solid. Yep, we're still experiencing the joys of winter up here near the tundra.
Our potatoes are keeping really well and we continue to enjoy the bounty this year. I'm still taking only the biggest ones (aren't they beauts?) and keeping any smaller ones for seed potatoes. Hope this coming year's crop is as good as last. We couldn't ask for more than that.
This was taken yesterday during the snow. The birds were hitting our feeders like there was no tomorrow. Sometimes they aren't as active during a snowfall, but they sure were yesterday. I guess they knew to stoke up for the coming windy, cold night ahead of them. Smart birds.
Just when it couldn't have been more surreal...
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