Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow Update

Over a Foot and a Half

Just shoveled my way to the barn from the house.

Of course, it was about 2 AM when I started. I'd fallen asleep on the couch again....this was for the Boys' "midnight" snack.

The snow is over my knees. Hard to say exactly how deep because of the drifting, but I'd say we are close to 20" snowed under here.  Trouble is, it's still snowing. *sigh*

On the plus side, it is a very light, dry kind of snow. That makes it blow easily into drifts, but I also was able to clear all the way from the ground up in one shovelful.  I did not have to scoop it off in layers, although I did do that quite a few times just to make it easier.

The barn is around 100' or so from the house, so at the moment I have a snow "tunnel" out there. The Boys were very happy to see me. There is snow in the barn as well. Some blew into their stalls and the aisle is partially covered. My barn is not air tight and there are gaps at the top and bottom of the big sliding doors at either end.

I'd carted four bales of hay over to the barn earlier in the day, so we'll be fine for about three days before I have to cart more over. There's plenty of feed there and in the morning I will shovel out the area in front of the water trough to make it easier for them to drink. I may need to dig a path for Chance to get around to the water trough side of the barn and some kind of path to the manure pile.

I cleared a bit around the tractor so I could get to it for the massive plowing job I'll have tomorrow. I'll be interested to see if the loader will be able to push the snow out of the way or if I will have to dig and lift it.

Oh, the adventures of having my own little farm!!

5 comments:

  1. Snow removal is always such a fun job isn't it? We're in the same boat as you and have to start making paths too. I wish this wind would stop though, it's making it harder to keep an area clear. Stay warm and safe.

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  2. That's a lot of snow - take care when doing all the hard work required in this weather!

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  3. Wow, that is a lot of snow. Stay safe and warm!

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  4. At least you're not bored:)

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  5. Yuck! You got more than we did. We've only got a foot or so, but the wind is piling it into drifts. Take it easy, and good luck digging out!

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