Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our winter wonderland continues

The snow continues to fall in the most picturesque way here - not too deep (yet), not too cold (yet), and no wind. We ventured out to church this morning to take our parts in the Christmas program, then came home again to fill horse tanks, bring in the sheep, let the dog out, stoke the woodstove - and, unfortunately, treat a sick lamb. Rick is plowing the driveway to stay ahead of the accumulation, and we plan to venture out to a Christmas gathering at a friend's house tonight. Rick already has chains on his vet truck, and we're going to pick up someone else on the way. I also need to pick up some baking supplies on the way home so there will be Christmas goodies, come what may!

The horses' paddocks are covered, but Russell has been standing where the snow can drift in onto him.

Jackson is unfazed by the cold, white stuff.

Inky and Butter, my "California girls," are probably wondering what in the world they've gotten themselves into here! (We're afraid Butter has pneumonia; I am praying we started treatment in time.)

Brava, one of my two "Arizona sheep," has had a winter to acclimate.

Is there anything more reassuring than a well-filled woodshed in weather like this?

That's it for now from . . .

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Your snow is pretty....but I hope it stays there. ;-0 It's bitterly cold here and grey skies everyday. I'm praying that Butter will be okay. It's always distressing when one of them gets ill. Take care,
Tammy

kristi said...

Your snow is beautiful and I love the pictures though I prefer you keep most of it:) Hope all works out with Butter....best wishes for the upcoming week:)

Wrensong Farm said...

Poor Butter, I hope she gets better quickly! Well-filled woodshed is definitely a welcome sight during weather like this....I'm all for continuing to have electricity too....crossing my fingers here...:)

Kathy said...

Hey! Don't forget that some Arizona sheep know full well what snow is! :)

As for the pneumonia, I have one word - Draxxin!!!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very nice! I love the snow, just not the cold lol
We have had some here, yesterday and will again tomorrow, you should go see my blog tomorrow, (possibly late post) see what happened yesterday...

Jenny Holden said...

Oh poor Butter, I hope she's well soon. At least you have a vet on hand 24/7.

Yes, a well stocked woodshed is a lovely sight in a hard winter! It has warmed up here a bit. Gale force winds and rain though :o(

MiniKat said...

I hope Butter is going to be ok. She's in my thoughts.

Enjoy the lack of heavy winds while ou can! :-)