Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I truly believe it's all Belgium's fault.

He said he was dreaming of a white birthday but I don't think he had THIS much snow in mind.

It started snowing on Friday and by Saturday evening, we were blanketed with about 26 inches.

It's been a rough ride -- no power, no internet or phone, and eight chickens without a heat lamp.

If the power didn't come back (which fortunately it did), I planned to bring the chickens inside to spend the night in a corner of the garage.

Once the sun goes down hens are docile and can be easily picked up and carried indoors.

Of course, the tricky part is getting them back to their coop when they are awake and frisky in the morning.
They can't walk in deep snow very well, so I can’t just push them out the door and point them in the right direction.

Since we were planning a party on Sunday for Belgium's birthday, I stocked up on groceries.

It's a good thing, because we probably won't get out for another 3 or 4 days (more snow is on the way this afternoon.)

Belgium was sad that our guests couldn't come, but he celebrated in style and hung out with the chickens.

On Monday, our lawn mowing crew showed up with a plow. The plow promptly got stuck on our hill and it took hours to get it out and moving again.

It really is beautiful however. See for yourself.
Belgium says, "Enjoy the slide show and stay warm."

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Cathy said...

Hi Barbara,

I can't believe how much snow everyone is getting. We only have about an inch left that hasn't melted. I love snow and keep hoping that it will come our way, but alas, it hasn't yet.

The weatherman said snow for today, once again the sun is shining bright. Of course, once summer comes we will be lucky to see the sun. Last summer was rain and clouds all season!

Keep warm and toasty and chill out!

xo Cath

Loui said...

Loved the tundra tour..
bet you are wishing and hoping for some sunny warm retreat..
or at least a WARM beachy assignment!
warmest hugs, laughing smiles..

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Glad you're all shoveled out. What a beautiful slide show! (Though I am sure I will feel differently after we get another foot or so tomorrow!)

Maya said...

Truly a winter wonder land!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is absolutely beautiful Barbara! We had about 8 inches before it headed your way. We are suppose to get 2-4 more inches today. I love snow days!

Dianne @ Poof Happy Home said...

Oh my, YOU did get SNOW..!!! We've been snowed in too. We've been lucky with no power outage so far. That's a real bummer..!!! You poor thing. LOVE Belgium's party hat. Keep that snow shovel handy and stay warm. Spring is right around the corner, I hope..!!!!
Warmest Hugs,

NeereAnDear said...

Really love the slide show... simply gorgeous.... we were hit wih somewhere around 24 inches total with all the storms... and more is expected Monday?!!

Belgium looks like he is having a blast even though no one could come to his party ...

There is something so peaceful about the snow... you dont hear the cars... traffic... all is quiet... I love it...

Stay warm ... keep the chickens warm and enjoy the snow days while you can... soon it will be back to hustle and bustle and stress OH MY!!



Say it ain't so Barbara!!! We had 14.2" in our small Texas town. I've had to have a relaxed attitude about it! I sure hope all is well with you!!!!!!!!Brook

Kathryn Bechen said...

Oh Lordy, 26 inches! Time to get on a plane to CA! :)

Kathryn Bechen said...

Oh Lordy, 26 inches! Time to get on a plane to CA! :)

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Barbara....this is when you need to come down here and visit your Florida friends! Stay warm ~xo~Janet

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Barbara, now at least I know whose fault all this snow is. Your sweet doggie looks so innocent to, I would never guess he is responsible. Hope you are surviving winter ok. I'm personally looking forward to spring.


Elyse said...

hi barbara,

love the title of this post! not so much snow this year in RI. i think i'm okay with that. hmmm?


NeereAnDear said...

Ok so I had snow.... waaaay tooo much and was close but not quite to the epic proportions that your was ... we had anywhere from 18 - 20 inches the first one and then had about 6 on top of that ...

Looks like Belgium is having a grand time ... sad he wasnt able to play with the other kiddies but looks as if he made up for it and enjoyed all the same...

Please dont have the wind blowing down this way anymore so we dont get the leftover snow from your backyard hehe...

Looking forward to some green grass and flowers


Marie Antionette said...

Good morning Barbara,
Well it certainlt is beautiful. And don't you look beautiful in the snow.I'm not sure about how beluim feels about it all...LOL.Tell him Happy Birthday for me.
I'm glad I live in the South.I don't think I could survive that snow.
If you heat ever goes out again, When the chicken go to roost, put hay all around them.They will be just fine.
Go play in the snow,
XXOO Marie Antionette

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

How pretty everything looks! We are supposed to get more snow this week! My chickens come out when there is snow but stay very close to their coop:)And my dog can't eat enough snow, she just loves it and she is not very tall. I hope Spring comes in full force so we can get out into our gardens:)
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Barbara said...

Well we have had more snow this year and for so much longer than I remember before in this part of the world but your 26 inches makes our looks nothing.

Looks beautiful though and I loved the Smilebox pictures.

Jeannie said...

oh what a great picture! how true is it that images evoke memory, deep, visceral, memory. the snowy climate i grew up in, the dog that i loved...although i'm happy to be at the beach these days, nary a snowflake (but a bitter winter nonetheless), your blog brings it all back. not such a bad thing. makes for such a pretty scene.

Susie Q said...

Your sweet doggie's photo gave me the smile I so needed tonight!
: )
And snow it has here...and snowed and snowed. Then it snowed again.
So i went to Florida and played on the beach. It seemed like the only sensible thing to do.
Not that I am usually sensible. : )

Jennifer said...

It seems like its been snowing forever here too.We lost our power for 2 days.Lost quite a few chickens due to the cold.The sun is shining bright today but its very cold.Dutchess my great dane is in front of the fireplace and wishes Belguim a Happy Belated Birthday!Hugs,Jennifer