Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snowing on the Farm

Yay!  We finally have snow!  It's not a lot of snow, but it's snow none the less.  It's a fluffy, powdery snow perfect for making snowballs and sleigh riding.  That is, IF you have a sleigh!  Here in Virginia we haven't had a good snow in years.  As a matter of fact, last week the weatherman predicted 100% chance of snow.  We did all of our shopping, adding extra pine chips to all the coops and runs, covered the runs with some good tarps so they wouldn't have to walk in the snow all day and guess what happened?  No Snow!  Last night, the forecasters called for 30% chance and it snowed!  I think I need to buy a good Farmer's Almanac and stop listening to the meteorologists!

Since we hadn't had snow in well over a year, our pup Sophie had never experienced it before.  She was hysterical.  She jumped off the porch all ready to take on the world but when her little paws hit the snow she almost jumped out of her fur!  She couldn't seem to understand what it was, then she became excited!  She made Chance walk her all through the yard, the back field, around the chicken coops and she was biting at the snow the entire time. 

The good news is, the runs were already covered with solid tarps so the snow-hating chickens only need to step in it if they brave the area outside of their runs for free ranging - which none have chosen to do today.  My husband was sweet enough to stock the fridge last night, even though he had to leave for work at 3 am (part of his job is keeping our military base cleared of snow)!  We were all set for it...except we didn't have a sled.  No worries here, my son Chance tells his sisters to bundle up and meet him outside.  He had a better idea. 

Yes, folks, that is my child and my other two children put her in a rubber tote and convinced her to let them push her down a hill.  It's Redneck Sleigh Riding here at The Egg Basket!
One would think I'd be embarrassed by my kids speeding down snowy hills in a rubber tote but I laughed so hard I almost peed myself.  Then I realized, they're having fun, getting fresh air, exercise, and they're all three getting along!  I couldn't ask for anything more so I decided to share it on our Facebook page.    I was happy to see that others found it as funny as I did and that they were liking, sharing and commenting on the photo.  I DID make a New Year's Resolution to share as much on the blog as facebook so here you go.  Our farm in all it's country, redneck, southern glory in one of our first snows in a long time! 

Kids, Norma Jean, the German Shepherd, Mollie, the Bichon, and Sophie, Pomeranian puppy enjoying the snow here today, cats, 16 year old Pomeranian, and chickens- not so much!
Whether you have sun or snow or both, we hope you're having a fun-filled and blessed day as well!

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those days that sticks like superglue to the area of the brain reserved for fond memories.