We’re definitely getting our share of snow this Winter. I think that this is the third significant snowfall this year. Our area just missed an ice storm and 5 – 6” of snow from that system finally melted on Monday; leaving the goat pen a squishy, poopy mess.
It started snowing this morning just before 6 and it hasn’t stopped since. I got the morning barn chores done by 7:30 and there was already over an inch on the ground. So of course I had to sweep a path from the chicken door to the water bucket and their feeders. And sweep off the goat porch to the barn. And when I had finished giving everyone their grain, hay, warm water and pats on the head, I had to sweep the area clean again.
The weather guys are guessing anywhere from 5 – 12” and tomorrow is only supposed to be in the lower 20’s with an overnight of 0. Good news is that the weather warms up on Friday & by Sunday it’s going to be almost 60! Bad news is that the additional moisture will turn the goat pen into a really, really squishy, poopy mess. I almost lost my boot in there during evening barn chores yesterday. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like after this round of snow melts.
Moonshine didn’t go 5’ before high-tailing it back to the comfort of the woodstove.
Not that I blame her.
Evil kitty poked her head out the door when I opened it to get wood for the stove and decided it was nicer inside. Susan hasn’t even bothered moving from her window perch; she’s been watching a wren flitting to & from the wood pile all morning. If it weren’t for the livestock, I’d be inside by the stove all day too.
Guess I should make the most of it and start a soup on the woodstove. Split pea or vegetable barley? Hmmmm.