The round "wheels" have fence posts underneath
and then you see the wires in between all wrapped in snow.
Sharp-tailed grouse on the snow
Christmas Day Windows
Christmas Day Stump de Noel Cake
Christmas Day we got a Big Snow. It came in with wild winds and white-out conditions. The two youngest sons ate with gusto and were out the door and on the road for home before the heaviest stuff dumped on us and there was no way out. It was slow traveling with blowing snow, but they got back to their home safely. PTL! The rest of us just stayed inside and watched the blizzard happen while feasting and celebrating.
After Christmas Day, we all went out to see what we could see. Drifts everywhere. On the high ridges and flats, it was somewhat bare, but wherever there was something to catch snow -- whether it be a fence, some trees, a little clump of grass or a barn -- there was a drift. A big drift! Some 10 foot drifts!! The local weather station said we picked up 12+ inches of snow that day and since it blew up to 50 mph for about 24 hours, I really didn't see how anyone could measure such snow. I enjoyed exploring around the tree patches near the homestead on the hard drifts, walking up high in the tree tops and over fences.
Since then I've been out daily, discovering and trekking around on my snowshoes. It's so interesting to see how the snow sifted and drifted like sand and made beautiful patterns and snow creations everywhere. Yesterday I went out in a pasture where the sheep are and walked the deep, snowy draws and then climbed up to the hilltops. My trusty Sue came with me. Despite her old age, she stayed with me and never lagged behind like she is sometimes apt to do. She enjoyed herself with the spirit of a pup.
With all the drifted snow, the men have been busy digging everything out. The corrals and the barn was buried and many stockades and water tanks and roads. There are snow piles everywhere and the children who live here are delighted at their new snow hills built by Papa and Daddy for their sledding joy. They even created stair steps for them to walk up the side of the sled-hill.
I hope you all had a good Christmas and are ready to forge ahead into the New Year. Wishing you all the best. Keep looking up!
Yesterday, just snow. Selfie-- Sue and me