Friday 01/20/23 we got absolutely clobbered with a massive snow storm; well over a foot for sure.
No one was going anywhere: we couldn't even get the car out of the driveway if we had to. Not only was there 6 to 8 inches of snow, but the town plow had piled up almost 3 feet of snow along the road.
Not going anywhere.... Well, except what a grand day, we thought, to take Beau for a hike in the woods behind the house.
And so as we're working our way through the deep snow, Sue calls over her shoulder at me, "You didn't step through the water in that little brook did you?" And, of course I had.... To which she replies, "Probably shouldn't have as it'll freeze on the snowshoes...." Terrific....
[drum roll here] Thank you very much. I'll be playing here the rest of the week so don't forget your bartender and wait staff....
Unfortunately, because we couldn't get out of the driveway earlier on the 23rd, we had to wait until our plowing company got the snow under control as I had to take Sue down to the hospital ER in Dover for some tests. After about 6 hours we found out that the issue was some sort of viral infection, and she got instructions as to how to manage things until she got better.
But when we got home, I had to use the car as a bulldozer to plow through the pile of snow that had again built up at the front of the driveway, and then slid almost sideways before coming to a stop in about 6 inches of new snow that had fallen. Had to get the car off the street, so only way to go.
Knowing the storm was coming, and that it would be bad, I ran 4 wheelbarrows of wood onto the porch to last a few days.
This was the scene that greeted us at 7:30am Friday morning.
And the snow is still coming down pretty hard. Sweeping the camera to the right to show the barn -
and then further on showing the 'famous' Snow Depth Chair with about 6 inches accumulated already.
Sue measuring the snow depth on the deck at a solid 6 inches, and that's not counting the show that blew off because of the wind.
9:20am and we wanted to get right out into it: Sue waiting for me to get my snow shoes operational (City Boy is not used to snow shoes).
Beau peeking out from under the snow covered bench behind the screen house.
Yeah, about those f'n snow shoes: had to stop for yet another equipment failure....
Sue had kept going, and when I caught up I just had to stop and get this amazing deep winter picture. Just can get any better than that!
Though I think Beau was getting a little tired of jumping through the deep snow. He actually dropped back behind Sue for the rest of our 2 mile excursion through the woods to walk in her snowshoe tracks.
A couple of days later we got another storm. This one dropped 6 to 8 inches more so not quite as big of an impact.
Rezleigh seems to be enjoying it all, though!
But the plowing was really stacking the snow up all over the place.
What a difference in just a few days for the 'Snow Depth Chair'....
The Snow Depth Chair showing around 18 inches - top of the back of the chair is 26 inches. A 'lot' of snow....
Another view of the Snow Depth Chair with the chicken hutch (absolutely NO chickens) in the background.
Pictures of the mess in the driveway from all the plowing that was done to keep up with the storms.