Skip to main content

The Blizzard

Well, this has been a rather exciting last two days. I would think most of you have heard about the blizzard that hit the East Coast by now. Well, that was us and boy did it hit hard. It started around noon yesterday, winds picked up to over 100 km over night. We got 53 cm (about 21 inches) of snow and the winds settled down only around 8 pm this evening.

I do have some pictures for comparison. Now, I don't think these are as dramatic as some. We are on the top of a hill in a pretty open area, so our snow blew away. There are some really good size drifts at the farm. I did have to wait for my in-laws to come over and shovel out my door. I could not open it this morning. It wasn't crazy deep, maybe 6 inches or so. The wind had just packed it in so tight that I could only open the door about two inches. And what about my husband? Well, Wilbert spent the storm in Halifax at a Dairy Conference. He went down a day earlier than planned and is staying the night tonight there as well. So he missed all of the fun

These are from Tuesday, the day before the storm. It was a lovely day and we had some grass showing, which was nice.


Joash testing out a loader we found at Value Village. A nice addition for the sandbox this summer.

Mataya actually liked being outside this time. It wasn't too cold or windy.
 And these are from today. Nice blue skies, but the wind was still howling away.

And tomorrow we are supposed to get rain. Spring will come yet!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

L.M Montgomery's Beginning and End

My birthday present to myself this year was to join the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. It is an online book club and I am so excited to be a part of it. I haven't been in book club in a long time, mostly because all of the invitations I get usually end with, "and at our meetings, we usually don't talk about the book very much, so it doesn't matter if you read it or not." What is the point of a book club if you are not actually going to talk about the book? So, anyway, I am excited to be a part of a community of people who read as much as I do and like to talk about what they read.
I was even more excited when I learned that the pick for November was going to be Emily of New Moon. And since I have lived on PEI for almost 7 years and had yet to visit L. M. Montgomery's Birthplace, I figured it was high time. So the kids and I hopped in the van this afternoon and drove through some lovely countryside to New London, PEI.



 The little home is full of all sorts of Mo…

Coming Home from Michigan

Following the Truck Parade, we spent a bit of time at a park near Nick and Dawn's house. And then off to airport. 
We were nicely on time. Check-in went fine, but a little longer because of Gideon not being connected to our family. Security was a breeze and we were soon on our way and in Detroit. We easily found our gate in Detroit, had a 10 minute delay for boarding, but soon enough we were on the plane.
And that it when the bottom fell out. 
While on the plane, the pilots revived notice that Toronto was shut down due to weather. We waited about 20-30 minutes on the plane. They gave us snacks. Then they had us get off the plane and wait in the terminal. Every 30 minutes or so we would be updated that we were still delayed. And we were watching dark clouds and lightening roll into the area surround Detroit, too. Soon, the Detroit airport was shut down too. They brought out snacks and drinks a few different times, but finally around 10 pm (so over 5 hours of being delayed in the a…

A Farm Boy Already

I don't fully understand how this happens, but Gideon already loves the tractor. If he is in the kitchen or the living room and he hears the sound of the tractor, he crawls to the closest window and has a look outside. When he sees it, he often starts drumming on the window sill, so excited. He repeats a little "T" sound, like he is trying to say tractor. He hasn't actually gone for a ride in the tractor, yet. But I think he will be pretty excited to that some day soon.