Thursday, February 8, 2018

wednesday with words

Well, at least the forecast was accurate.

Heavy snow, beginning in the morning.

And continuing for several hours.

In case you are wondering, these goats and several others were standing out in the falling snow by choice. They were standing next to the stilt barn, which was empty. The Clubhouse - the space under the stilt barn where even the biggest goats can shelter comfortably - was also empty.

Don't ask me - I don't know. I checked in case there was a monster or a demon or a cranky raccoon in the barn but found nothing amiss.

So I distributed more hay indoors and out before returning to my own little shelter.

In the afternoon, the snow changed to sleet - again, as predicted - and evening chores were done in a world where every exposed surface was covered with a glistening coat of ice. Slippery for critters and dangerous for trees. It's pretty to look at, but that's the only nice thing I can think of to say about it. Tomorrow's forecast is cold but sunny, and my fingers are crossed that the sun will melt the ice from the trees before a wind comes up or more snow falls.

I'll leave you with this not-very-good picture,
taken as I was coming in from evening chores tonight:

Does it make you feel like you are right here with me?

If so, better dress warm.


  1. Oh my! That first picture makes me feel cold. Silly goats! My NY boy had a snow day yesterday as did many along the East Coast. Saw someone post that there would be a lot of ice today. Take care!

  2. Animals are so funny. My dogs will actually shiver and give me pathetic looks to get inside--then run right back out and roll around in the snow.

    Your place looks so snug and comfy. a good place to be in weather like this. We're a little snowy, just a covering, a little icy, just here and there. i think we dodged this one.

  3. You gotta watch those cranky raccoons.
    Your pictures are beautiful.

  4. Goofy goats. They make up their own minds!

  5. Maybe the snow feels like a shower to the goats or the air pressure is like spa day to them? Weird.

  6. Funny how animals choose to be outside when they have a much better option. We drove by a farm yesterday that has a number of horses and not one of them was inside their shelters, choosing instead to be out in the wet snow. They aren't dumb, so you wonder what the attraction is.


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