Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Heavy, Wet, Snow!

So today was supposed to be a Braveheart Day, which is what I call days of cold rain where dayight chores are done in mud and wool. You can't help looking (and smelling) like an extra in that movie. You work with horses, hay, and sheep and end up covered in mud and sweat. I also happen watch Braveheart on days like this, mostly out of habit and nostalgia. However! The rain the weatherfolk wanted is just heavy, wet, snow here on the mountain. It felt cold enough for snow during morning chores (I spoiled the pigs this morning with extra feed and bedding) and just as I was inside watching Jon Stewart, I noticed snow outside instead of rain?! Its cold out there, too. If the video you can hear more about why ten inches of snow, instead of 1 inch of rain, isn't exactly good news...

But it sure is pretty....


Blogger Ashling said...

Enjoy your snow day!

November 13, 2012 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Eileen Hileman said...

You finally got your snow. Only its sounds like PNW snow - which we lovingly call wet cement. Making snowballs is literally making a deadly weapon when you pack the heavy wet snow into a compact ball. I'd gladly trade your snow for our rain. Jenna do you coat your sheep? I know you sell their roving. Have a wonderful snow day.

November 13, 2012 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

So, Swings and Roundabouts, then?

November 13, 2012 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Indio said...

I know you've been waiting for it so it's good to hear that you finally got a bit of the white stuff.

November 13, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

We've already had a few snow falls here in Montana too. Fortunately no the wet, heavy stuff though. Plus I only have dogs and bunnies to tend to. Stay warm and dry!

November 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Somehow doesn't surprise me that your long-awaited first snowfall comes at an inopportune moment :) Especially considering yesterday was in the 60s! Enjoy it though--the first snowfall is magical.

November 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

Right before you mentioned being okay without electricity, I thought, "good thing she's got that good wood-burning stove!"

November 13, 2012 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

pretty. Ours only lasted about 5 minutes but it was still nice. It's a little too early for an inches inducing storm for my taste. After Thanksgiving it can snow all it wants.

November 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger high st farm said...

Is there a reason you prefer to schedule/ration feed your pigs rather than free feed?

On cold days my pigs get warm oatmeal or rice mixed in their feed. At the very least ill dilute and warm up stock to pour over their buckets. Cant beat a happy pig.

November 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

High Street: The pigs are fed in a big feeding trough twice a day, but freely pick at it all day. Depending on the goodies mixed in they eitheer scarf it all up in a few moments or pick at plain pig chow all day, but they get their trough filled twice a day at least. I dont have an auto-feeding system or nose-lifting kind of hog feeder.

I mix in oatmeal and rice all the time as well!

November 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

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