This week has been full of snow and cold temperatures, and we’re not quite done yet. On Monday we got a little over 9 inches of snow, which made for very poor driving conditions on the interstate. Tuesday I took most of the day off of work and attempted to dig out.
It took about 2.5 hours for me to shovel the driveway by myself (Barry was at work). I definitely need to invest in a better snow shovel. The one I was using has a cracked handle that is about to detach from the blade. Also, it’s really hard to shovel a gravel driveway, but I got it done.
That was definitely my workout for the day on Tuesday!
On Wednesday I ended up working from home, as they were calling for more snow. Sure enough, it started snowing around Noon, and we got another 2 inches. The wind was really crazy, too, and it caused a lot of drifting. There went my shoveled driveway *sigh*. Our road ended up completely covered again, too. It was a complete white out with the snow and wind on Wednesday afternoon. Barry was driving home in this, and actually had to just stop in the road several times and wait for visibility to return.
For comparison sake, here’s what it looks like from our deck when there’s not a blizzard going on:
The dogs had fun playing outside on Tuesday, but by Wednesday they were not too thrilled with the bitter cold weather. On Wednesday night the temperature dipped to -1, with a windchill of -28.
Last night the temperature got down to -15, with a windchill of -30. That’s so cold, I can’t even wrap my head around it! The chickens and Annabelle are doing fine in this cold, cold weather. The chickens have been snowed in since Monday night and have been staying in their coop. We have their window closed and have their heat lamp on.
Annabelle mainly hangs out in her hutch when it’s really windy. She’s got plenty of straw to burrow down in. Before the high winds moved in, she actually did enjoy laying outside in the snow, soaking up the sun. She laid outside and watched me the entire time I was shoveling the driveway. I asked if she wanted to come help, and she said “nah, I’m good.”
It looks like it’s going to warm up a bit this weekend, and we’re expecting a snow/rain mixture Saturday and rain on Sunday. Then there’s a chance of snow early next week, with temp’s staying below freezing. Hurry, spring!
How’s your weather been this week?