White, powdery snow is up to our knees out here! I had a heck of a time walking to explore yesterday morning, especially with cameras strapped to me. I made it to the horses and as soon got near, Pepper pulled his head up with a mouth full of grass and ran right up to the fence. His winter coat is covered in icicles and snow. He and Crazy Alice visited with me by the fence for a while until they dropped their heads back down to look for more grub. I went back to the house and put another log on the fire. Brrrrrr.
I jumped in the truck with Patrick later in the day to help with a few chores around the ranch. It was a beautiful evening with a light pink and blue glow in the sky. It was so still and quiet, all I could hear was the river running underneath the ice in the distance.
But this morning is a completely different story. The wind is blowing about 30 mph and the chill is about 10 below. Needless to say, getting firewood this morning was no fun. I’m not going out there with my camera so this is a shot from the window.
Hard to say if we’ll be snowed in for Christmas. The road out of the ranch could very well be drifted in and four-wheel drive can’t even get us out of that. But we are fortunate to have power, wood, and groceries. The sun us rising as I type this and the sky is clear and blue. It will be interesting to see how today plays out.