Thursday, February 10, 2011

Embrace the Snow

As my grandmother, Bird, might say....., "Lawd have mercy".
At least a couple of inches of snow fell on Smalltownland this past Wednesday. Combine that with the snow we received Monday night and that makes for a total of 1.5 days of school we attended this week. Although inconvenient, it is beautiful on our farm. I suited up in my teenage son's hunting clothes and took some pictures. I looked like the Michelin Man as I stomped and waddled around our property. Yes, I even wore his insulated boots.

I found deer tracks right next to our farmhouse.


Fence posts and blue skies. I love the combination.


The remnants of an old well.



We also have the remnants of an old spring house here on our farm. A natural spring flows out of a hillside on our farm, forming several waterfalls. Truly a beautiful place that deserves a post all its own and will get one in the near future. At this spring house the water flows in the left hand corner of this photograph. The chiclets and I have spent many hours here and found pieces of pottery, stoneware, canning jars, and dishes.

After an hour out in the cold, I finally made my way back to the farmhouse.


Anyone else out there get a deluge of snow?


40 comments:

  1. There is a foot and half of snow yet in my yard here in upstate NY. It's more cold than snow - in the single digits.

    Absolutely, loved these pictures. My smile warmed me up somewhat. (Hugs)Indigo

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  2. No, thankfully! We had several more hard freezes and a dusting of snow but no accumulation.

    I like your title on this one. Might as well... :)

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  3. Yes, I have snow on top of snow also. The sun is out today and it is beautiful but still very cold. Next week we both are going to have 60 degree days, finally. I may have to fire up the grill.

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  4. You all had considerably more snow over home than we did- although the college was closed yesterday. My mother says it was drifting around five inches deep up at the Buzzard Hole, which engendered loud complaints from both their Papillon and Basset- this stuff is hard on small and low-slung dogs!

    I have a bad feeling about how all of this is going to erode your summer...my dear old friend your school superintendent is not averse to going on Saturdays, you know! Stay warm and don't get out unless you must!

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  5. I could picture you trudging through the snow getting those great shots of the snow. Would love to hear more about that Spring House. My favorite picture was the last one, seeing your farmhouse through the heart tree ornament.

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  6. Oh, yeah, we have a ton of snow! Fortunately, not too many days till spring!

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  7. I love picturing you in your son's clothes! I haven't ventured out into the snow this week because it's all gross and brown and the city instantly destroys its beauty. Plus it's been 0 degrees with negative wind chills for 3 days!

    However, this weekend we're going on a getaway it's going to be 30 and sunny which is the perfect weather for playing in the snow!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Beautiful shots and that spring sounds very interesting!

    No snow - just a few flurries. Looking forward to temps in the mid 60s this weekend and sunshine.

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  9. Gorgeous and your farm house is so big and beautiful! What a dream!

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  10. Nothing recently, thank goodness!!! We got up to 34 degrees today and I can see our sidewalk! WOOHOO!
    Love your archeology dig. You gotta show what you found.

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  11. The temps have been brutal but we haven't had much snow lately. We have quite a bit on the ground, a couple feet or so, with lots of piles from plowing the driveway...

    After a week of subzero temps we are finally going to warm up, starting tomorrow! Woo Hoo!

    :)

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  12. I love the combination of snow and the berry bush...vibrant color. We don't have snow days in northern CA, but it sure looks like some great memories are being made with yours:)

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  13. It was a foot deep on our driveway when we returned north from our Florida vacation. And yes we passed through the beautiful snowcovered hill in Kentucky on our way. I think I'd like to see it camping in the springtime. :)

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  14. Yes, you live in paradise. More than four years since last I saw snow.

    Please have a good weekend you all.


    daily athens

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  15. We have the Alps in our barn lot! LOVE your pictures! They always bring a smile to my face! Can't wait to hear more about your spring/well!

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  16. You and I would have made quite the pair today. I had on my overalls, barn jacket and yellow overshoes --

    Our snow is on the way out this week -- 40s today and 50s tomorrow. Loving it!

    Your photograph is so sharp and crisp. The red berries against the snow is quite the contrast. :)

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  17. Love the tour of the farm. Up here a spring is called a branch (pronounced brainch. No I'm not a native like the wife so i do notice such things.) We just got a little skiff or two, and it didn't last long once the bright sky thing showed up for what seems the first time since September!

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  18. Unfortunately for us, winter has brought freezing, nasty and wet conditions and no snow. I know, I know, I live in Florida (smile).

    As always, beautiful photos. Snow with a backdrop of crystal blue skies can make for beautiful photography.
    Looking forward to the Spring photos-love it.

    Velva

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  19. Sorry, but I am glad that the fresh snow made you go on a tour of your fields. These pictures are all perfect. Nice work, Farmchick!

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  20. We haven't got much snow here this year. I'm not complaining! These are beautiful pictures...

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  21. Wish we did. The snow I posted is mostly gone. We really need the moisture. I love the blue sky shot with the fence post.

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  22. Doesn't fresh snow do wonders for the landscape, if not the education of the chiclets ? Lovely shots !

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  23. We went on Monday and most of the day Wed., but were out the rest of the week. We are now officially out of snow days so I am no longer going to be praying for snow. lol

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  24. Wow! For us it was a week w/o a flake, but COLD as all heck.

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  25. Thanks for braving the cold and yahoo to you that can fit in your teenagers clothes.

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  26. I'm glad you've come to terms with the snow. :)

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  27. I LOVE this post--how fun to find all those cool things in the old spring house area. We have things like that here too. I love to explore them and think we’ve found all there is to find. I would love for you to join us next Friday for Farm Friend Friday--you have perfect posts for it :)
    Have a great weekend,
    Amy

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  28. I like snow anywhere but here, we are not used to it, but it is always beautiful to see things coated in white fluffy snow...

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  29. I am happy to report that this snowstorm didn't come up north this time. I'm really hoping our snow days are over this winter.

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  30. Wow...when I look at all your photos..I'm sort of jealous of all of that snow! Sounds silly to you I bet...but it is so pretty to a gal who has to drive to see the snow up close! Great photos...as usual...by the way...I gave you an award!

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  31. What a compelling history and you are so young. I like your posts from home. I think I come here more than I probably should.

    I like the idea that you moved back home, so to speak, and got yourself a pretty big yard to take care of. It is sure filled with the goodies you will forever be taking pictures of.

    I am no longer able to get out and walk and look for flint arrowheads. But you got them all over your place. Honest. How do I know. You have a spring. Indians used springs for countless generations. So you can look and probably find more than arrowheads on your own property. I look forward to seeing some of the hammers and flints you will find around your property.

    Honest.

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  32. I guess you are close to Hogenville then. I forgot to mention that in the other comment.

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  33. Hi Farmchick, I just found your blog thanks to a comment you left on Texwisgirl's blog. It is neat to see your pictures and follow along with you on your new adventure in the country. Thank you for sharing! John

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  34. No snow over here, we had a lovely sunny day Saturday!!! now its rainning :(
    When we did have the snow we saw rabbit tracks they make funny ones, two feet next to each other and the back two behind each one just like a T shape.
    have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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  35. It looks beautiful with all the snow! We haven't had any snow for a while but it has been raining a lot.

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  36. These pictures are so pretty! We have had a lot of snow here in the Nashville area also. I am just so ready for Spring. It looks like we are going to have a lot warmer weather for the next seven days. YEA!!

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  37. I love your snow pictures. At the moment, we don't have any snow outside, but have had plenty this year. You have a very interesting farm, enjoy exploring it.

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  38. So pretty! No snow here...ever, but gorgeous blue skies and almost springlike. Supposed to rain today...we'll see.

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  39. Snow can really make beautiful pictures.

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