A Brief Pause Between Storms

Late this afternoon, I strapped on a pair of snowshoes and ventured outdoors, enjoying this brief respite before the next storm hits.

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The snow is so deep that we have to clear space for the ducks with the tractor or they’d spend the entire day inside. The piles are getting high.

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In front of the kitchen windows, the snow is creeping up.

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There is a raised garden bed under there.

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This is the 3′ fence surrounding my hugelkultures. I left it up to keep the chickens out of my garlic. Sort of a non-issue at the moment.

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After a bit of romping around I determined that my snowshoes are not quite right for snow this deep – my walk took entirely too much effort.

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Here’s what we have to look forward tomorrow. Given the forecast, I went out this week and bought taller Muck Boots.

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I think what I should have purchase are hip waders! Let it snow!

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