It is COLD out! 8 degrees at 8pm. It has been snowing all day today, 9 inches on top of a settled base of 15 inches. We've had snow for only 5 days and I'm ready for Spring already. Sunday night and Monday we got 16 inches, then a break, then 5 more on Wednesday, then more today.
Things could get quite interesting next week as it's supposed to warm way up. I hope a lot of this melts, we are already out of room for plowed snow on our access road. It's pretty narrow. This is the amount we usually have in March, not the start of winter!
I took the runner sled out this afternoon and did a run down our driveway, which is a very steep hill. That was fun! I need to wax the runners though, I didn't go very fast. I'll try it again tomorrow.
I'm sure glad the goats have good housing this year. For once I'm not too worried about them in this cold.
This picture was taken on Tuesday, before all the snow today! We are getting way too much snow!
Here is Luna, one of this year's kids with all her cashmere on. This will be easy to dehair next Spring, no long guard hairs! I call her Looney, she's such a wild girl. I don't like having goats I can't just walk up to, but her and her mom are fairly wild. Once I get a hold of them, then they are okay, but they sure don't want to be caught!
I'm not even attempting to run the dehairing machine in this cold. I'll wait till Sunday when it's warmer. Now I'm spinning and crocheting, in between all the shoveling, etc. Ah, winter. One is supposed to be able to slow down a bit, but not around here with it snowing all the time! Oh well, it could warm up and all of this melt in a month, too. We'll see.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!