This past Friday you might recall that the schools were closed for no reason at all. I think closing on a forecast is silly myself as so often the winter precipitation never materializes. We had another “snowstorm” predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday with projected accumulations of 1-3 inches (2.5cm-7cm). To Carter’s delight the snow actually materialized this time. We came in at the low end of the forecast with about an inch of snow, maybe an inch and a half in the “drifts.” In Carter’s world the only downside to our snow is that it is very light and powdery. It is impossible to make a snowball, much less a snowman. The snowman dream continues to remain unfulfilled.

This winter snowstorm has so far closed the schools for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m running a betting pool for Friday and bets are split 50/50 between open and closed on Friday. It is supposed to be slightly warmer tomorrow at 40 degrees and sunny, so what’s left of our snow should start melting rapidly.

The weekend is bringing us a projected 60 degrees which will feel heavenly after the last couple of weeks. I thought I lived in the south but it certainly hasn’t felt that way. I came *this close* to breaking down and buying snow pants since my double layers of Uniqlo heattech long underwear along with jeans, turtleneck, sweatshirt, vest, super heavy coat, wool socks, insulated boots, hat and gloves along with hot hands in my shoes and gloves has not been getting the job done. In case anyone has forgotten, I hate the cold. I despise it, loathe it, detest it. I cannot put on enough layers to get warm.

Jason, on the other hand, has been walking around with his coat unzipped telling me the weather is “invigorating.”  I would slap him if  I was only able to move. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately – I must ponder this and decide how I really feel – my Michelin Man layers prevent me from raising my arm and swinging it forward to slap him. My frozen tears of misery and ugly glares will have to suffice instead.

Igor and I are kindred spirits on the weather. He has only emerged from the heated office of the barn once over the last three days, and almost immediately began screaming to be let back in. He has yet to put one paw in the snow and appears to have no plans to interact with the snow. Ewen is hyper in all weather so it is hard to say if he finds this weather invigorating like Jason. Bring on summer, I’m ready.

Igor glaring at the snow, or maybe at the world in general, during his two minute jaunt outside. He sat on the porch of the front barn and looked like this, then screamed until I opened the door and let him back into the heated office. img_3437-800x600

I don’t know if Ewen finds the snow and cold invigorating or not. He runs around like a maniac in all weather so it is hard to tell.img_3410-800x600

Lofty and Cocomo giving me the “feed me now” lookimg_3262-800x600

Remmy and Banerimg_3264-800x600


Timbit, Sabrina and Sparkyimg_3272-800x600

George and Donneurimg_3275-800x600

Gus and Romeoimg_3277-800x600

Lotus, Silver and Cocomoimg_3279-800x600


Lofty and Donneurimg_3283-800x600


Alfie and Taylorimg_3287-800x600

Fabrizzio and Merlinimg_3288-800x600


Digby and Paramountimg_3298-800x600

Mick and Bluimg_3299-800x600

Quigly and Sebastianimg_3304-800x600

Roho and Squirrelimg_3311-800x600

Thomas, Apollo and Hemiimg_3315-800x600


Roho and Rubricoimg_3323-800x600

Renatta and Dollyimg_3327-800x600



Norman and Dawnimg_3346-800x600


MyLight, Calimba, Traveller and Dollyimg_3355-800x600

Renatta and Cinnamon . . .img_3362-800x600

. . . a closer look at Cinnamonimg_3357-600x800

Chance and Travellerimg_3363-800x600

Rocky and Rohoimg_3368-800x600



Cisco and Hemi playingimg_3384-800x600