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Nov 14, 2014

Record Breaking Snow Day! The Birds

View from the living room

Record Breaking Snow Day! 
Wow, we had almost 8" inches of snow today, even in the lowest elevations! That was a record for November. We had an inch or so last night as well. I'm so GLAD school was closed. Roads were terrible this afternoon, really icy. I'm getting over an eye infection, right after the bronchitis. I was so spent, energy-wise. I didn't get out of bed until almost 11, just exhausted. I started on some antibiotics, so that should clinch things. It was so pretty today, but I'm glad we did all the winter prep too. It all helps before things get ugly. The low for tomorrow night is supposed to be 2 degrees, so the snow won't be melting anytime soon.... 

Here's some snapshots of the homestead, and check out the chickens pics, of the sun room in action. Perfect example of why we built it. I gave the girls lots of treats today, and they seemed content...





 
Look at the snow on top of the mason jar solar light!

Snow on the sumac stag horns

glad I brought my geraniums in!



I put out some extra bird food today 

sun room in action, the girls enjoyed it!


Girls digging in the sun room, 3" of pine shavings and a roosting perch in there

When will it stop???

My herb pot, nice and tucked in. I had put some leaves on top...

Solar light, reminds me of a gnome :)






The Birds-
The oddest thing happened Wednesday night- I got home and there were 100's of crows at the very top of the tree across the street. It was cold and the sun was hitting just the very top of the tree. Within a couple of minutes, and camera still out, they all flew off. I wonder if they sensed the polar plunge coming and took off to places unknown??? Very odd...









13 comments:

Klyn said...

Hi, Nancy, I have seen the black bird thing. They must be gathering to head somewhere to better weather, but I don't know where that is. Yesterday cows up in the high country were headed down the road, going to their winter pastures. The only trouble was, their cowboys weren't ready. They had to chase them back up the county roads to await the trucks coming today. Maybe their weather forecasts are better than ours. Stay warm, and get well.

Nancy po said...

Thanks....

2 Tramps said...

Really cold here, too, and lots of snow. Like you, we picked up 8 inches overnight - on top of the freezing rain that iced over the top of the 6 inches we got the day before. It is dropping down to -2 or lower tomorrow night. Just too darned cold too soon...

Nancy po said...

Yes, too cold too early. But I love the snow!

Nancy po said...
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Kristina said...

Wow! I hope it doesn't hit our way until we get t-posts in for the snow fence. We too had a ton of birds in the trees yesterday.

Nancy po said...

Weather happens sometimes...

Carolyn said...

Hope you're feeling better. And although the pictures are pretty, I don't envy your snowfall :)

Nancy po said...

Starting to feel a bit better, thanks. Sunny and cold!

Michelle said...

Got a cold chill by just looking at your pictures. We live in California now but I wonder what Mountain Home got. Will have to give Teressa a call. Hope it warms up for you.

Nancy po said...

Thanks, Mtn. Home got slammed to...

Nancy Wolff said...

Can't believe you got so much snow! Lovely pictures, so glad you shared them on the HomeAcre Hop, please join us tomorrow for the Thankful HomeAcre Hop! - Nancy
The Home Acre Hop

Nancy po said...

Thanks!

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