Walkabout The Snow Day

Snow DateDepending on your line of work (teachers) and your age (still in grade school) you will see a ton of snow days in Kentucky. I don’t get many snow days as I am not a teacher nor am I in school. Snow Days in the South are a big joke to people up North who get snow in feet not inches. Down here, it would be insane to send a standard yellow school bus down curvy country roads that haven’t seen salt trucks ever. We got several inches of snow and several inches of ice overnight and I got a snow day! Sometimes it is good to live on back roads. It took most of the day for the road crews in our area to get the main parkways and interstates clear. We’re still waiting for our main highway to be cleared today (day two).

On our snow day we made a big pot of chicken and dumplings and sipped on hot coffee through the morning.

Veggies in broth

This photo of the chicken stock and the onions, celery and carrots was too beautiful not to share. Isn’t food just BEAUTIFUL! You can tell why my weight loss is so slow going. Hah!

Chicken n' dumplings

I painted my nails blue while we watched tons of episodes of Bones, Leverage and Rules of Engagement. I also caught up on some reading–glorious, glorious reading.

messy blue

In the afternoon, I donned three shirts, two pants, a sweater, hat and insulated overalls. I hadn’t ventured out of the house much because I hate being cold, but given the proper preparation I love it! I romped in just about every snow drift on the farm to show how impressively deep the snow had gotten–Several feet.

I attempted to  throw a snowball at Kit but quickly realized it was much to powdery for any real fun. A snowman would have been out of the question.  However, I had a grand time romping in drifts, making a snow angel, spying tracks of and seeing some actual wildlife.
We brought the camera: 

driftone

One foot on top of snow and the other sunk to what I assume was the ground.

makesnowangel

I remember making dozens of snow angels as a kid until I got the perfect one. Then my brothers usually walked through it.

Drifttwo by fence

Sunken into a drift that built up by the neighbor’s fence row. My knee is below the snow line.

snow angel poseHad to pose by my not-so-perfect snow angel.

geeseonpond

We wanted to see the half frozen pond and had to stop in short to keep from scaring off the pair of moose enjoying the pond. Okay, moose is a weird inside joke and it is what we call Canadian geese. If I explained it you would just think I am more crazy and less funny.

sillysnowfaces

The obligatory Snow Day Selfie! I hope you guys got to stay home with your loved ones. And if you didn’t get to yesterday, then make a point to spend a day with the people who make you smile soon!

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Day 268: Winter Snow

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The only snow I have to report so far. Pretty sad really, but I suppose it is normal for Kentucky. Just wish we had one nice snow.

The sprinkling of snow on my bug was while we were in Northern Kentucky. The worst ice and snow is in January and February for us.

The snow on the windshield was the morning we went on an excursion! Aquarium pictures coming soon.

Day Forty: Melting

Frosted Barn

This past winter has given us some of the best snow I’ve seen in several years. I feel like I haven’t really shown my appreciation much since I haven’t built a single snowman or gone sledding. Some of the snow this winter…ahhh, perfect for sledding.

Even if I haven’t had much of chance to go out and romp in the snow at least I get to enjoy the beautiful frost it has left over the farm.
Above is the barn in the backyard, with the blowing wind it gave the front of the barn a cover of icing. Even the horses’ manes have bits of icing on them early in the morning.

As much as I love the snow, I sure do love the warm weather that melts it away. Weather in the 50s and 60s help chase away the cold winter nights that are so vivid in my recent memory.

Day Thirty-Seven: Abominable

Clearing the Walk

There are several pictures of my father which I hold so dear to my heart. This is a camera phone snapshot of my dad shoveling the snow off of his sidewalk.

This picture really sums up my father. Genius, eccentric and passionate when he sets his mind to something. I see so much of my biological characteristics and personality traits rooted in this man.

Too bad I wasn’t in Salt Lake City at the same parade to see my dad walk on his hands and win my mother’s heart. My parents were and are pretty cool.

Not everyone can get away with clearing snow off their sidewalk in the middle of the afternoon in only house slippers and a bathrobe.

Keep it real, old hippie.