One evening recently I went out to take some pictures of the sunset.
I thought there were some interesting cloud formations. . .
While I was out there I noticed the guineas were going to roost in the catalpa tree by the sheep shed. It’s one of their favorite spots. I took a little video, and although it’s a little dark… I did say it was sunset! … you can still see enough to tell what’s going on.
Actually, the video was lighter until I uploaded it to YouTube, and it turned out darker there. Oh well…
That’s Toby barking in the back ground. And you can hear the guineas making a fuss, and a couple of the guineas walking across the metal roof of the sheep shed.
In the summer after the walnut trees have leafed out, they like to go high up in those to roost at night. I think they try to hide among the leaves so the owls don’t see them.
But for now, the catalpa tree does nicely.
Good night Guineas!
Yesterday it was warmer, so the snow mostly melted. There was still some in shady places, but mostly, it got gone. That’s good, because it was a little strange to see guineas on the windowsills.
I’m used to seeing cardinals, and English sparrows, and Tufted Titmice, and a lot of other wild birds, but I don’t usually see a dove sitting on the windowsill.
I guess their usual feeding places were covered in snow.
The chickens and the guineas hated the snow. HATED it. They didn’t want to get down and walk in it, so the chickens stayed in their roosting areas, and the guineas just flew from tree to tree, or to fenceposts.
Now they’re all out and about again, so things are back to normal. Well, as normal as it ever gets around here.
So now after a beautiful sunset last night. . .
We’ve got a dreary, rainy day. But it’s warmer. And the snow is almost all gone… still a little in those shady areas of the woods!
In the south, liquid precipitation is much, MUCH better than solid precipitation!!!
It’s even colder today than it’s been all week. The snow is not going to melt any time soon from the looks of it. Our local weatherman informs us that this is the third largest snowstorm in history for this area, the first being 1963, then 1988.
I wasn’t here for either of those snowstorms, but The Farmer was. He says he remembers the one in 1963 well. Having just moved here from Wichita, Kansas, the snow didn’t seem unusual to him at the time. Now after living in the south so many years, he knows better, ha!
We took a ruler outside with us and measured snow all over the place.
Most of the places we measured showed around 7-inches of snow. Although some places measured a little more, and our neighbors swear we got 8-inches of snow, 7 was the average around here.
The guineas and chickens hate the snow. The chickens have mostly stayed put in the sheds, but the guineas get out and fly from tree to tree.
Some of the guineas even flew up on the windowsills to check things out.
The snow doesn’t bother the sheep or llama, and even our goat doesn’t seem to mind getting out in it.
The Farmer and Toby and I enjoyed tromping through the woods and checking out the snow. Here’s a video with pictures I took from around our snow covered farm:
This last picture I took this morning when The Farmer and Toby were walking around the far side of the pond.
All this snow reminds me more of when I lived in West Virginia or Iowa or northern Ohio. It’s been fun for a while, but I’m glad we don’t have to deal with this much snow on a regular basis.
No more snowmageddons in the south please!
It’s midnight here in the south, and the snow is falling thick and heavy.
As you can see here, the snowflakes are fat and there are LOTS of them!
Toby the Tough doesn’t mind a little snow and runs around all over the place. Where I go, he goes.
I tried shining a flashlight on The Farmer’s tractor to get a picture of all the snow piling up on it.
The snow is piling up fast, and the ramp to the work shed is buried in snow.
I was out checking on the animals. I wanted to be sure everyone was in their proper place. They weren’t. The goat had pushed her way through a gate and went into the sheep shed. Now there is plenty of room for 1 goat and 3 sheep in this shed, but there’s just one problem. The ornery goat stands in the doorway and won’t let the sheep in. So I had to chase her back into the pen with the llama.
If she would just go up into the corner of the pen, she could be snug and dry. Of course, the little rascal caused the sheep to be covered in snow because they were standing out in the snowstorm.
At least they can spend the rest of the night in the shed and not become abominable snow ewes from being outside all night!
The chickens are smart and roost in the middle of the shed.
The guineas get in the mix too, and get in out of the snow…. some of them anyway. Others choose to stay in a tree, even though there are plenty of places they could be in out of the weather. Others roost along the outer parts of the sheep shed.
I’ve done all I can to make sure everyone is snug and sheltered from the snow. Now I think I’ll go to bed myself. It should be interesting to see how much snow there is tomorrow morning! Many pundits around here are styling this SNOWMAGEDDON in the SOUTH!