Friday, January 22, 2016

Here It Comes...

Ready or not, here comes the first snowfall of the season...

...and it's gonna be a be a DOOZY!

That's my "Starts with D" for Friday's Hunt #4, with Teresa at Eden Hills. I guess you'll have to take a description of doozy, rather than a photo! We spent a lot of time getting ready today.  The forecast is for 18"-22", with strong winds and some white out conditions.  The milk truck is due tomorrow morning, and that could be an adventure.  Those truck drivers have to go out in all kinds of conditions, just like the farmers do.

Jim put as many round bales up in the barn as he could fit...backed in a full wagon load of corn fodder for bedding...(the barn hill gets slippery and hard to navigate in this kind of weather!)...we got a load of sawdust earlier this week...the calves are cozy...the chickens have extra feed...and he's getting the generator ready, just in case.


This is my "beautiful" selection.  This morning's sunrise...the calm before the storm...


And for my "week's favorite" I chose a picture of the beautiful flowers on my windowsill.  They're what's left of the bouquet we gave Jenna after her District Orchestra concert over the weekend.  Gerbera daisies are some of my favorites, and seeing them smiling at us while anticipating a snow storm makes me happy!


It's 7 pm, and it's been snowing lightly for about an hour.  The cows are milked, the milk is cold, the pipeline is washing, the coveralls are in the washer.  Now we wait.

I hope you're warm and safe this weekend, wherever you are!


12 comments:

  1. Stay safe! Blizzards are never fun, but I know how much work it is to take care of the animals when most people are snuggled safely inside. At least you still have a couple of bright cheerful flowers to enjoy. Thanks so much for linking up to Friday's Hunt.

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  2. I heard about the anticipated snow storm in the US on the news this afternoon....I hope you weather it well and those beautiful Gerberas keep you smiling. Here in Tasmania we are desperate for rain but being Summer...we are certainly warm enough.

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  3. Doozy is a great word for the snowstorm that's about to hit you. Hope you stay as warm and cozy as possible. I've never thought about how the milk trucks have to run no matter what the weather...but of course they do! What was I thinking?! The gerbera daisy is a gorgeous, cheerful colour.

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  4. Hope you do not lose power and stay safe in this storm. I too like that orange color daisy-vibrant and cheerful.

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  5. Love your sunrise shot. Good luck with the storm :-)

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  6. I never heard that word doozy so i wonder has it happened yet at your place? Love the Gerbera flower and the Sunrise shot. Until next week, hav a good one.

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  7. I hope you don't get hit as hard as the predictions. Stay warm and safe and get the snowblower ready! (beautiful sunrise!) -Jenn

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  8. Stay warm with all of that snow.

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  9. Ugh hope the storm is not too bad, we areon the opposite with melting our snow here :) The flowers look like just what you need to keep cheerful in spite of having to go out in the snow.

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  10. I am just reading this Saturday, a little after five, and I know you got LOTS of snow... praying for your safety in the storm (and the milk truck driver's)

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  11. Hope all's well! The bright orange is perfect cheer for your storm.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  12. Beautiful sunrise. We sure got the snow, 29 inches so far for us when I last measured this afternoon.

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