We think we got about 8" of the heavy, wet stuff but this picture taken (as I was taking a break -- puff-puff) while shoveling off the walkway and heading for the deck makes the level look like a bit more than 8".
Papa Pea snow blowing a path to the poultry yard.
On the deck looking out at part of our orchard.
Standing outside our back door looking to the right.
And looking to the left.
The snow could hardly have been more beautiful yesterday morning.
Forecast for this coming week is temps in the low to mid-30s and no precipitation in sight. Should be a good week for getting some things done outside. For me that will probably involve using my hand hatchet to make some more kindling.
The kindling bin is still about 1/3 full, but we use more kindling in the spring (and fall) because we don't keep the fires burning all day long. That means the need for more kindling for restarting fires. We've got lots of dry cedar slabwood cut and stored in bundles that I use for making the kindling. My handy-dandy chopping block is right in front of the kindling bin and under cover in our smaller wood shed. I can listen to an audio tape while splitting the slab pieces. Makes the job fly by!