Yesterday, it rained most of the day. But come evening, it turned to snow. By this morning, there was a 5 inch layer of wet sloppy snow. The wind was out of the south and the temperature in the low 30s.

Harland was out before 7am shoveling…


and feeding the barncats….


We drove up to our farm to feed the heifers and check on the cows. The wet snow had layered thickly on every surface, making even mundane scenes beautiful.



The heifers were glad to see us.



These are the replacement heifers held back from the calves that were born last spring. They’ll join the herd next year when they have their first calves.

The cows looked ok too. They had plenty of hay.


After taking care of chores, we headed back home for a cup of coffee. Our house looked especially nice in the snow.


We headed back out about 7:45am to go to a local volunteer fire department fundraiser, a pancake and sausage breakfast.  The roads hadn’t been bladed and it was like driving in soft peanut butter. But the snow was beautiful.




Pony Creek

Pony Creek


Pony Creek

Pony Creek

Near town the wind switched directions and began blowing fiercely out of the north.  Harland put our “free will donation” into the fireman boot at the head of the line, we got our plates and found a seat.


They had a pretty good crowd considering the weather.

We saw a few friends there and had the usual conversations: the price of cattle, the weather, road conditions, etc.

After breakfast, we picked up a few things at the grocery store and started for home.

The going was slow.


The wind whipped up the snow making for white-out conditions in places.

After we got home, we headed back to the farm where Harland picked up the skid steer loader and drove it back home. We’ll use it tomorrow morning to clear out the driveway. The wind is blowing about 40mph hour this afternoon making drifts everywhere. The temp has dropped 10 degrees since this morning. It’s supposed to drop down to zero tonight with below-zero wind chill. Luckily the wind is expected to die down some after midnight.

We’re staying in for the rest of today. Harland is catching up on some bookkeeping. Kitty and Muffy are sleeping.



Later, I’ll make spaghetti and homemade meatballs for supper. We might watch a movie. Then to bed where we’ll snuggle down beneath our electric blanket and listen to the wind howl around the house.

How are you spending (have you spent) your Sunday?