Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Winter Storms

Mother nature is letting me know that spring is not quite around the corner just yet. While we have not suffered the significant snowfalls that the east coast is getting, we still got a good 8 inches over Friday night and Saturday, following freezing rain Friday during the day. Our power went out about 4 am Saturday and was out until 8 pm Monday. Fortunately we have a natural gas powered generator that powers most of the house and we have a woodburner to make sure we have heat. Another storm moved in yesterday and left another 3 to 4 inches of snow and we could get another 3 to 4 today.

The alpacas are not big fans of the snow, but the young ones, just like human kids, will venture out to play in it. It is a heavy wet snow (hence the power outage) and makes everything look like a Christmas card. The dogs and I enjoyed getting out and walking down the plowed road . Rowdy really likes the snow.

The weather is good for staying inside and near the wood stove in the living room, so I was able to get a lot of spinning done for my planned sweater. I also knitted one mitten and hope to start the mate to it today.

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