Saturday, January 2, 2010
Photos of the Christmas Blizzard 2009
I'm still behind here on my blog. I promised you all photos of the Christmas Blizzard of 2009, and here they are. Those of you who frequent my Facebook page, have seen these. Sorry.
As it's a bitterly cold evening here tonight on the Farm. The weather people say this next week should be our coldest of the season. That can only mean, it'll be warmer the next week, right? I shouldn't be surprised at the cold. It is always frigid sometime in early January. I guess I'm just getting older and not as able to deal with it. Either that or I'm just turning into a huge weinie!
And now on to the photos:
First we had ice. (We still have ice! It's just all covered with the snow now. I hate ice!)
During the night and during the snowstorm, we kept hearing the cracks and crashes of tree branches. We were relieved to find all the biggest ones fell behind the garage and not on the roof.
Ds2 was here for the Christmas Holiday, coming out mid-day on Christmas Eve day. It was good to have him here safe and sound under our roof during the storm. And he was a huge help with trying to get the generator going and the kerosene heater going when the power was out. He helped with chores and all the other hard jobs that come up on a farm during a major winter storm. He was more than ready to get back to "civilization" by the Sunday after Christmas, when the snowplow finally opened up our road.
He scooped the steps by the garage and I did the sidewalk, while Farmer-dear did the "big" scooping with the John Deere.
This is our neighbors' across the road. Can you find their car?
And just past their place, we had this....
This is looking west from our mailbox. Somewhere in that big drift past the blue 9-1-1 sign is their mailbox. The road was totally drifted shut. The last snowstorm, there was a drift a bit smaller than this. We tried to go through it. and couldn't make it as far as that first pole past the plum thicket. Needless to say we did not try it this time. The drifts were deeper and harder and longer.
After the snowplow went through and we knew Ds2 was back in the city, Farmer-dear took the pickup out to see if we could get to work in the morning. He found the neighbor's mailbox. Or at least the front of it.
At the top of the hill to the west, in the middle of what was the big drift. (Looking east. Those first trees on the left are the neighbors'. We are just about 100 ft further down the hill, and to the right.)
Yeah, it was/is just a little deep, when it comes up above the pickup door. Some areas, it is taller than the pickup roof.
I've had enough snow for this winter. And I've had more than enough ice! And the cold can go back up North. I'm ready for Spring!
** "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
- Edith Sitwell