Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Storm...

Welcome to my front porch!
A snowstorm swept through our area for two days beginning the early morning of 3/23/09 and ending on the afternoon of 3/24/09. We figure it dumped 2 feet of snow on us. Accompanying the snow were extremely high winds that caused areas to drift as you can see by this little photo journal.

Here is part of the drifting that happened around our barns and corrals.

And this is the sheep shed where we've been lambing for a couple of weeks.

This is the Youngest Son who walked up our road to see if the wind had drifted snow back into the path that we drove through just a couple of hours previous. We didn't want to get stuck in a deep, hard snowdrift.

Western meadowlark

Not the greatest picture, but this is my little bit of "sunshine amidst the storm." Lots of meadowlarks and robins were grounded during this storm. There are gobs of them home for the spring/summer. "Spring" in the north can look like winter. The good news is, it won't last for long, there will plenty of water in the stock ponds, and green grass is just around the corner.

P.S. The livestock made it through the storm just fine. We didn't lose our electricity which is a very common occurrence during weather events.


  1. I'm so glad all is well and that all that white will soon be green!


  2. Whoa! The photo of your son walking in the wind is really cool. I'm glad you kept your electricity during this storm!!

  3. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I could live where you do any time and just love it. I've always enjoyed an unexpected snowstorm as long as the family is safe and sound. Take care.

  4. It must have been pretty tough lambing in the snow. The climate here is perhaps a little friendlier to the young spring lambs (and farmers!).

    Did your husband declare you to be Prudence Goodwyfe after you presented him with that fine looking pie?

  5. Well, I am indeed humbled.....We got just a skiff of snow with howling winds. Glad your stock survived!!

  6. Wow -- isn't spring fun??? The snow looks beautiful -- but it looks more like January.

  7. Oh my gosh, you must be at your whit’s end with winter. Click your heels and say spring soon xoxoxox Clarice

  8. Wow! Don't think I have ever seen that much snow...well not since we left Gruver Texas anyway, ha.

    Have a great day and stay warm.


  9. That's crazy! I would much rather have the snow than this ASH! ICKY!!!;)


  10. Oh my gosh--this sort of weather is so alien to what we have in Tucson. It's mind-boggling. I'm so glad to hear that your electricity didn't go out and that all the animals are okay.


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