After wondering if Winter would ever arrive in December where we were well above average most days, January arrived with a vengeance:
- January 3–7+ inches,
- January 6- another inch,
- January 16-3-4 inches,
- January 14-15 another chance of snow.
Our most recent snowstorm was supposed to begin about noon. We went out to feed the goats at 9:30, figuring we would be ahead of the storm and would not be able to go out to White Hall for a few days. Despite Bob’s best attempts at bleating and braying, while waving the plastic container of warm potatoes, nary a goat or donkey appeared. We threw the potatoes into the pasture, figuring that something would enjoy them eventually.
We got home about 10:15 as the first flakes began to drift down. By 11:00 there were enough flakes to cover the grass and the tops of cars. We prepared the cars for the snow and ice by lifting the wiper blades up from the windshield.
By midafternoon, snow was thick enough to crunch when you walked on it. The thin, dry flakes were unlike the heavy wet snow from two weeks ago. The change meant less chance or power outages from downed tree limbs. (Some of the surrounding counties were without electricity or broadband for over week).
By 8:30 that night, the snow was tapering off. The tractor that had been prepositioned on Saturday afternoon was still waiting for someone to drive it.
By 8 am this morning, the sun was beginning the shine. The plow had made another pass and someone hired by the homeowners association was shoveling the sidewalk.
After lunch, I’ll go out to clear the snow off the cars, and shovel the plowed-up snow behind the cars. Such fun!