Saturday, December 14, 2013
I guess this counts as our first official snowstorm of the year. We got a dusting the other day but unless I have to shovel or blade it I don't really count it as a snowstorm.
Of course since it was enough snow to make the roads hazardous guess who just had to get out in it for some reason?
Yep. I am sure you only needed one guess if you have been reading my blog for a while.
This morning she wakes me up all sad because she had a hair appointment so there I was putting big chunks of wood in the truck and getting everything ready for a day of running the wife around in the snow.
We actually got a fair amount of snow up here, enough that the bottom entrances of the bee hives were covered. Now you see why I insisted on adding the small top entrances to all my hives. This way I won't have to drive and walk through the snow to make sure the bees have enough air getting in. Unless it gets high enough to cover the top entrances and if that happens around here I will have plenty of other problems to worry about regardless.
See my lovely duct taped on insulation sheets around the brood chambers of the hives? I sure hope that works to keep the girls all toasty warm inside this Winter.
While we were out running I stopped by and shoveled off my Dad's walk and drive putting down some ice melt because it looks like it was thawing some but I knew the temps would drop this evening.
When we got back home I realized that although the snow was light to the South of us while we were in town we did get at least the 4 to 6 inches at the Small-Hold and the county road crews had pushed enough snow into out driveway that the Wife's car might have issues getting in and out.
I probably didn't need to but I went ahead and got the tractor out and bladed down the driveway. Whenever my adorable and accident prone Wife is involved in any scenario it is best to be over cautious.
Luckily all the work and snow removal/pushing didn't disrupt the cat's any.
Why he didn't even seem to mind being pushed off the keyboard so I could type this up. Barely opened an eye to look at me over the entire affair until he realized he was hungry.
You would think with all the chauffeuring, shoveling, wood cutting and keeping the house warm I do all Winter I would get a little more appreciation around here. Ya I know good luck with that :)
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!