More Snow and I Post Way Too Many Pictures
Hopefully I did not fry anyone’s computer when they opened this post. I got carried away and ended up posting all of the pictures I took over the last three days, which as you can see was quite a few. Anyone with a dial-up connection would be cursing my name right now!
Our snow accumulation doubled on Friday and Saturday. When I last posted Thursday evening we had received a quarter of an inch of snow. Of course that closed schools for two days, and I don’t know yet if schools are closed tomorrow (Monday) or not. For those of you who found it humorous that a quarter of an inch closed schools, I have something to really make you laugh! They closed all of the middle Tennessee schools Wednesday evening on the possibility of snow, long before a flake ever even hit the ground! Then our quarter inch of snow closed the schools for two days! A friend of mine told me she made the mistake of going to the grocery store Wednesday evening on her way home from work (her usual day to get groceries) and that she couldn’t even find a parking spot, everyone was in a panic over the mere possibility of snow on Thursday.
It continued to lightly flurry off and on on Friday and Saturday and doubled our snowfall accumulation for the last few days (and our entire winter to date) to a half inch of snow. I am so ready for this cold streak to end. I can say in all seriousness that I have never seen a week and half of such cold weather in middle Tennessee in my lifetime, because according to the record books it has never happened in my lifetime. When we get back to our normal daytime high for this time of the year of around 50 by the end of this week I told Jason not to be surprised when he saw me walking around the farm in my flip flops – it will feel positively tropical after this past week! Now I understand why we see all of the Canadian kids swimming in their swimming pools when it is only 60 degrees outside (and of course the water temp would be much lower than that!). If you have months on end of this weather, and as Jason pointed out MUCH COLDER weather, 60 degrees would feel like swimming weather!
Since I’ve already complained a zillion times about the weather I’ll stop now. At least it has been strangely comforting to know that even in Florida they’ve been cold and had snow. Misery does love company! The horses have seemed comfortable under their blankies and have carried on about their daily routines with business as usual. As I mentioned in a previous post the World’s Cutest Fainting Goats seem to really like this weather, I’ve seen lots of playing, bucking and butting heads out of those two.
Enough rambling, on to the 101 pictures . . .
I saw this gorgeous red fox trotting across one of the pastures. This was the only picture I was able to get. By the time I turned my camera on, zoomed in (this was taken on full 24x zoom, he was nowhere close to me) and the camera focused I could only get one shot. I love foxes, I think they are beautiful and they are so intelligent.
Cuff Links and Homer were playing over the fence. Go Homer!
Faune and Sebastian
Cinnamon’s expression was so sweet I had to take this picture
Buffy and Cuff Links eating together
Dustin surrounded by snow flurries
O’Reilly; the sheds remained empty from what I saw throughout the weekend. They seem to find their blankets to be more than enough shelter.
Ivan, Apollo, Tony and Homer