Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Today we had our first measurable snow of the year. And Maine never seems to do things by half measures. What was predicted as two to five inches is now eight and we’ll likely get a bit more overnight. Hannah was filled with joy at the first school snow day. I reminded her that this means she’ll go another day longer in the summer. Summer is a long way off from her perspective.

Paul was able to give the snow plow a good workout. I won’t mention about him getting stuck and needing a bit of assistance getting out. Oh, well – at least I won’t post a picture!

snowy driveway

Our driveway during the first big snow of the year.

snow off the roof

Notice the snow slowly sliding off the steel roof!

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One Response to Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  1. Louella M. Settie says:

    Hello ~~~ Dear Folks in Maine;

    I came upon your very “welcome” website as I was searching for information regarding chickens. I have now spent some time (on a personal invitation) visiting your farm (website) I have never been to Maine however; my Daughter, Son-in-law & 3 grandchildren came to Maine for their 2010 summer vacation. (while grandma baby sat the house, the dog, 2 cats and acquarium) This was their dream for several years and now that they came; it is a daily conversation and plan to return, hopefully to relocate there. Of course they want me to come along with them. It would not require a second thought to spend my retirement years in Maine. I just want to let you know that I so enjoyed my visit to your website & hopefully may stop in another time. An awesome adventure up there of “trecking” through the snow (I could learn to be a kid all over again) just be careful & keep your cell phones close. I live in Ohio; Amish & Mennonite Country. (Wayne County) Hanna, the Christmas tree is perfect & simply beautiful. You remind me of my daughter Tammy in your pic. holding baby goat; with your happy smile. And the “butchering” of chickens would come very natural for me, as I learned to do this many years ago growing up on a farm in West Virginia. I would go back in a heartbeat if it were possible. While we also have snow here, I feel that I just took myself a little mini winter vacation to Downeast Thunder Farm. Thanks folks, take care & keep warm. Think Spring !! 38 more days. Louella.

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