|Horses in the snow|
|Snow pile with Kira next to it|
The main concern was getting to the woodpile to get wood for the woodstove, getting to the barn to care for critters, and maintaining a path I could walk. What I discovered was all the work I did required me to walk through lots of snow that was above my knee, thus soaking my clothes. I rotated between three pairs of gloves and two pairs of boots because they were constantly getting soaked.
You may be looking at the pictures and saying, "well, it doesn't look bad." The picture of Thor is level, not looking down. Thor is a huge dog -- 31 inches at the shoulder and his head comes up to my chest. He looks dwarfed by this snow.
The other photo above with the jumble of snow is with Kira, who is about 25 inches at the shoulder. The snow pile next to her is at least 5 feet tall. If you take a good look at the first picture of the barn, you'll note that the fence around the horses was 5 feet tall. The pile of snow next to the horses from the roof is taller than the horses!
|Mishka getting wood|
Update: it's now 45F and raining. Lovely.