Its gonna be a White Christmas

Over night we got a lot of snow (8 inches). Today the snow god is
delivering more as I type this and we’re expecting to get even more during the week. We’re located up on a ridge 4k snowmeasurefeet in elevation so we’reĀ getting more than most people near town.

We are quite prepared for this though if we get snowed in.
We have about 5 cords of seasoned wood cut from last year that was left by the previous owner which should last us well into next year. Pantry is stocked up. Plenty of gas for the ATV which is now configured for plow duty. So long as the power stays on I’d say were going to be just fine. If the power does go off for a period of time we would obviously have to adapt a little bit. That means getting off the computer and going outside to do some more work and maybe have some fun after.

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I actually had fun snow plowing today. We have about 200 feet of driveway until the main road which needed plowed along with the garage entrance. I need to keep it clear for the UPS man who delivers all the way up here surprisingly. Don’t want to miss out on any Xmas gifts. I also had the idea of clearing the roof of snow, but initial footing tests indicated that I would fall on my ass and slide off the roof in glorious fashion and probably break my neck. So no, I’m just going to have to trust in the roof’s snow bearing load capacity for now.

After I was done plowing I saw that the kiddo’s discovered a new sledding hill near the house. It looked like they were having too much fun. So I had to test their sledding device to make sure it was safe.

There isn’t another place that I would rather be than right here in the mountains during this time of year. Spending it with my family in the snow brings me happiness and joy. We must cherish the time that we have on this earth and spend it wisely with those that we love. I only wish, that our extended family were also here to partake in the holiday festivities and of course the sledding fun.

I hope everyone reading this blog has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

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Snowy Fun Day

We spent the last 20 or so years in Texas which really doesn’t get much snow, just ice on occasion. A few mornings back we got enough snow (about 6 inches) to have fun with. At first I had the idea to blow up the inner tube so the boys could go sledding. Then another idea popped into my head:
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snowyBeastYep, sometimes the crazy ideas in my head lead to some good fun, albeit more risk for injury and other things that a dad doesn’t think about when concocting brainy ideas for my kids to partake in. In this particular case, the only thing that was hazardous was the horse turds buried under the snow. My youngest son declared that he is a “Snowy Beast” after I drug him through the snow a few times. Of course my other son saw what we were doing through the house window and promptly got his snow gear on and went outside for his turn. I bet if we had neighbors I could probably charge $$$ for all of their kidsĀ to ride the “Cherry Express”. Good thing we don’t, I’d probably get sued sometime later. Anyway, we had fun for a few hours. Next month, I’ll get their courage up for some other dumb but fun activity to do in the snow. I know, I’ll have to get them some skis! Here is a small video…