That’s right. Bring it on, baby.

snow in front

I have a month’s worth of gro­ceries, a snow shovel and plenty of work and projects to keep me busy.  It’s a good thing too because we’re not going any­where any­time soon.  Do you see our dri­ve­way? No, I don’t either.

What I thought was eight inches of snow is prob­a­bly more like 12 or 14. And it’s still com­ing down. I just returned from a lit­tle mercy mis­sion to clear the bird feed­ers and sprin­kle around some whole peanuts and black oil sun­flower seed. The birds prac­ti­cally landed on my shoul­ders they were so happy to see me.

snow in back 12.19

The chick­ens are just fine in their insu­lated and heated coop. But they were con­fused when I opened their win­dow to the world and there were no col­ors out there—just white. I fig­ure they’ll get tired of look­ing out in a while and I’ll go back and close the window.

For lit­tle dogs, Sarah and Sophie adore the snow. They hop around like bunnies—well, at least until they get bogged down.  So this morning’s exer­cise was some aer­o­bic snow shov­el­ing for a small potty path.

The East Coast is get­ting pounded. If you’re in our part of the world I hope you’re safe, warm and have plenty of inter­est­ing things to keep you busy today.

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15 Responses to “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!”

  1. Anna/Flowergardengirl Says:

    Looks the same here except it has stopped snow­ing. We aren’t going to get above freez­ing either which means our roads aren’t going to clear. Beau­ti­ful pho­tos with every­thing so snow laden.
    .-= Anna/Flowergardengirl´s last blog ..Feel the rhythm of the but­ter­fly wings, Monarch on Fur Balls =-.

  2. Mr. McGregor's Daughter Says:

    I love the way the snow high­lights the branches. It’s good you can stay home and just enjoy it. I’m imag­in­ing you like Snow White or Cin­derella with the birds twit­ter­ing around you.
    .-= Mr. McGregor’s Daughter´s last blog ..Frigid Fri­day: A Hol­i­day Story =-.

  3. Cindy, MCOK Says:

    Robin, it looks so beau­ti­ful and so very, very cold! Harry and Ben are very for­tu­nate to be snowed in with such a good cook. I imag­ine you get very cre­ative in weather like this.

  4. JP Says:

    Do you heat your coop with a lamp or some other source? Our girls are per­plexed, espe­cially since it went down to zero. I want to move them in the house!

  5. M A Says:

    BB, what a beau­ti­ful day, and all snugged in!

  6. heather Says:

    I don’t miss get­ting stranded by snow­storms. That’s one nice thing about mov­ing to town with a very short dri­ve­way. I used to lose my white Pomeran­ian in the snow all the time too

  7. Dee/reddirtramblings Says:

    Yowza! That’s big snow. Good thing you’ve got sewing projects under­way. Keep warm my friend.~~Dee

  8. Stevie Says:

    Ahhh so lovely with all that snow. I too love the joy­ful romps of dogs in the snow.
    .-= Stevie´s last blog ..Flora Fri­day: Beau­ty­berry =-.

  9. Carol Says:

    Quick, take pic­tures of your two lit­tle dogs in it for next year’s Christ­mas cards!
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..The Soci­ety Meets Again: A Gardener’s Christ­mas Orna­ments =-.

  10. jodi (bloomingwriter) Says:

    Hope you’re shov­elled out by now, Robin. Oddly, we haven’t had any pre­cip­i­ta­tion here today, though the east coast of Nova Sco­tia is get­ting belted. Our turn will come. Have fun with it…
    .-= jodi (bloomingwriter)´s last blog ..An open let­ter to Carol, Pres­i­dent for Life, SPPOTGWLS =-.

  11. Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening Says:

    Thank God for the var­ied means of learn­ing that snow is on the way so one can pre­pare for it. I’m very happy that you didn’t lose power. That def­i­nitely adds a level of anx­i­ety that I wouldn’t wish on any­one. I know you’ll enjoy the beauty and change of pace that a big snow­storm brings.
    .-= Kathy from Cold Cli­mate Gardening´s last blog ..Snow­fall Records =-.

  12. Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence Says:

    What a beau­ti­ful win­ter won­der­land scene. H.
    .-= Helen Yoest @ Gar­den­ing With Confidence´s last blog ..Fresh Cut Christ­mas Trees Ver­sus Artif­i­cal Trees =-.

  13. Shannon Says:

    Beau­ti­ful! I bet you ARE stuck there for a few days! And sup­pos­edly more is on the way…
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Snowy Sun­day =-.

  14. Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence Says:

    Merry Christ­mas Robin! I have enjoyed your post this past year and look for­ward­ing to read­ing more in 2010. H.
    .-= Helen Yoest @ Gar­den­ing With Confidence´s last blog ..Christ­mas Tree After­life Will Delight Wildlife =-.

  15. Seasonal Wisdom Says:

    I know you got pounded with more snow than nor­mal, but it does look lovely.

    I’ve tagged you at my blog. But no pres­sures. PLEASE. Just another way to draw traf­fic to your lovely stories.

    Here’s to a great 2010. Teresa

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, is now available from Taunton Press. Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.


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