Well, the snow arrived, as you see our birdhouse is covered! The snow fell softly all night, and we saw a significant amount, even before we headed off to bed.
We took a picture of this large bird that flew in to shelter itself from the snow by our garage. At first we thought it might be an owl, but after more thought, and seeing it fly, we think it might have been a hawk because of it’s coloring, and the speed at which if flew. We never got a good look at it’s front.
So this morning, we got up, had breakfast, read a story,
and took out the old snow pants, snow boots, hats, coats, mittens, and scarves, and went to play outside.
We trudged though the snow, very slowly. The snow was too powdery to make a snowman, as Silje was hoping to do. We did have a fun time throwing snowballs, and taking a small sled ride.
Although the snow was knee deep for even Knut, I tried to pull the kids down to the barn with Knut, as he needed to get some corn for our corn stove, and check on the horses. However, after we left the shelter of the house, it got a little to difficult, and the kids and I turned back.
Knut said that there was about a 5 foot snow drift preventing the horses from getting in the barn, so he kinda kicked through it to let them in, and then had to run out of the way as he was nearly trampled as they came charging in out of the snow!
We thought it might be fun to try to climb the steps of our front porch.
However, the snow got too deep, and only Silje and I made it to the top.
Well, even Knut’s pickup can’t make it out of our driveway, and since the snow plow doesn’t come to rural areas and plow our long gravel driveways for us, we usually have a plow attached to our tractor. However, the tractor is hooked up to planting equipment now, not snow plows, as a little bit has already been planted. So it appears that we might just be snowed in for a little while, until it warms up enough for Knut to get he truck through, or when Knut’s dad can get out of his house, and bring over his smaller snow plow. Knut said that we might have to plan of family church tomorrow, with our own little family. I’m not upset about the snow anymore. The whole thing is so ridiculously funny, that I just keep smiling to myself when I look outside. We had a fun morning!