Monday, March 25, 2013

Springtime in Virginia

Or maybe on the calendar only.  We still have power and the air is not bitterly cold.
School is cancelled though the roads are mostly clear.  A few ice patches in our area but near the mountains and in shady areas it is probably much worse.  Judging road conditions for the county on your own road here has never been a wise idea.  Travel a few miles and conditions can change.

 Another snow maker is coming through later with 1 -3 expected. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday - Chickens in Snow

So the last snow was not the final of the season.  We have 1-2 inches in spots of heavy, wet snow so far. The chickens are hiding under the pine tree in the garden and Henry is standing on one leg  (like a flamingo) but no one wants to go to the warm and clean coop.

Work laundry is finished.  Dinner for the next few days is done and firewood is in the garage.  Phones are being recharged.

On Easter it will be 60.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Winter's Last Hurrah (or so we hope)

On Tuesday night the snow started.  It had
so much water content that flakes came down
heavy and in straight lines.
About 2 or 3 in the morning the power
went out.  I thought there was lightening until
Dale pointed out that it was the transformers
on the power poles sparking as the
falling trees hit them.
We got about 10 inches of heavy snow and
lost a few trees and limbs.
                     Bella loves snow and likes to catch
We have not had a storm like this
in quite awhile.  Our street got
plowed this year which
was amazing though unfortunate for
the neighbor children who
wanted to sled.
The chickens were not pleased to be kept in their coop.
One of the younger hens started to lay eggs.

Laundry got washed but not
dried before the power went out.
Used fire heat for clothes for work on
College kids like to climb snow
mountains in the local shopping center.
They got chased off before I got the camera out.

Electric companies from other states answered
the call to help restore power.
Gratitude can not be expressed in words
for their help.

The snow is melting and our power came on last night.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Little snowflakes are

coming down only to disappear when they touch the ground.  The chickens seem to be oblivious to any kind of weather.  They only want OUT of their pen and are quite vocal about it.  Bella loves when the chickens are out.  Sometimes treats are thrown to the chickens and she likes to look for anything that they might have missed.