Tuesday, December 21, 2010

First snow of the season

We are having our first snow.  It started yesterday and was predicted to be nothing.  They lied.  Cape Cod is buried and we have about 4 inches with it still coming down.  I'm really not a fan of snow.  My friend Kiwi loves it and wants me to appreciate it too.  While I love having 4 distinct seasons, I am not a big fan of winter and the snow.  Apparently, I need to move.  I will say that it is pretty.

The tomato frames against the garden.

The broccoli giving some texture to the garden in the snow.

Every year I think it would be nice to decorate this with lights.  We've lived here for 9 years and it hasn't happened yet.  Outside decoration doesn't really happen here. 

I'm obsessing about the chickens again.  They are really well protected this year, but still have a coating of snow in their run.  They're refusing to go out.  I forced a few to go out, and even put some goodies in their run, but they won't budge.  I wouldn't care, but their food and water is in the run out of necessity.  I'm sure they'll go out eventually, but I worry anyway.  Yes, I'm probably nuts. 


farmwifetwo said...

We ended up under the 100km wide streamers the 2wks before Xmas vacation up here. A friend was one of those rescued by the military off the 402 after 48hrs.

We've had more snow so far this winter than all of last year combined... But then again, it went around us and the N US got it for us :)

Lorie said...

Oh, it is just lovely. Hope it stays for a white Christmas. Have a Merry one.

Lise said...

I've saved bagged leaves and thrown them down in the run to cover the snow; then the chickens go out. In a pinch, purchased bedding or straw should do the trick. I also throw a big old tacky ugly tarp over the coop when snow's coming. Ugly, but effective.

meemsnyc said...

I'm really not a big fan of snow either. I hear ya!

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♥ilovemy5kids♥ said...

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