My Dad and I would often discuss how the old timers coped without all the weather forecasts, Gortex boots and clothing, heated seats, and most of all equipment to move snow. Today, I am very happy we own a heated backhoe with chains on the tires so Michael could plow ALL this snow we got—12 inches total. Our all time high temp today was 9 degrees above—as I type this blog it is 3 above. And the scary thing is this kind of weather could continue for another two weeks!!!
Michael plowed and plowed—plowed to the wood stack, plowed down to the road. The horses were mighty happy he filled their feeders with hay yesterday!
I made it to yoga in Michael’s old 1995 diesel and made it back up the driveway without chains!! The log truck driver wasn’t so lucky—just above our driveway a loaded log truck was coming down the road and met two other trucks going up the road—the log truck got too far over, slipped into the ditch and overturned the entire truck—that was one scary sight!!!
After making us lunch I turned Gertrude loose, did a little house cleaning and headed to the quilt studio to work on Christmas presents—the gifts are going to be adorable I might add!
We’ve taken two walks today in the frigid temps—Emmi wears her coat with socks attached and is just the cutest thing. She doesn’t mind the socks at all—just trots along as usual. It was sure easier walking this afternoon after Michael had plowed the road!!