Monday, February 3, 2014

Kiss it Goodbye

We had a lovely weekend.  The temperature on Saturday edged into the 40's and we all ventured outside to take great lung fulls of fresh air.  The chickens finally emerged from being cooped up in their coops, and I was able to spread fresh wood shavings inside. 

JP cut up the logs that we had previously moved under the barn lean-to, and used the splitter to split most of them, then I stacked them all close to the wood burner.  He estimates that we worked on 2 cords of wood.

Lauren helped my Dad tap the Maples and gather sap.

By Sunday, the skies were cloudy, and I assumed (wrongly) that Punxatawney Phil the groundhog did not see his shadow.  It began to rain, and JP and I were feeling the kind of pain that 40-somethings feel when they have handled 2 cords of wood the day before.

At dinner time, the rain turned to sleet and then to snow.

I was awakened at 5:05 AM this morning by the automated call notifying us of yet another Snow Day.  Now we can kiss our day off after Easter goodbye.  The only break that is left from now until Memorial day, May 30th, is Good Friday.

Did we pout?  (Yes, a little.)  Did we lay around and complain of boredom?  Did we watch endless mindless Netflix shows?  NO!

We plowed so that JP could slide down the hill to work. 

I shoveled snow (8 inches of it) to make paths for the chickens.

We organized J's cubby holes full of junk, as well as the storage area.

Found some Mr. Yuk stickers in J's stash...
We played in the snow.

We had a tea party with Grandmom.

JP came home early and plowed some more.

Just got word that we have a 2 hour delay tomorrow.  2 hour delays we can do.  My chocolate stash is getting seriously low for another Snow Day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our e-mail is not working at the moment so I will use this to let you know we are thinking of you and praying for peace for you! We just looked at the radar and saw lots of snow in your area, AAGH! Did those seed catalogs arrive yet??? Spring will come! I loved the video of the jump on the hill. Glad to see some fun times in the snow to help balance out the extra work it creates. Andrea : )