A Passing Snow Squall

A Passing Snow Squall It was a balmy 32 degrees Downeast today – a most welcome change from the sub zero temps that have lingered.  Traveling the roads the past few days has been harrowing.  Snow on top of ice is never fun.  Today, rich with sunshine, gave the crews a chance to clean... Read more »

Snowy Morning Visitors

Snowy Morning Visitors Storm three of the week was still going strong this morning. I spent a couple of hours on the sofa with my coffee contemplating the real world. Today was Hannah’s third snow day of the week. I had to decide if it was going to by my third snow day as well. All I... Read more »

The Morning After

The Morning After We’ve had snowy winters before. It seems like every couple of years we get a doozy – snow up to the eaves. Yet, this last week has been one for the record books. Eighteen inches last Thursday and then yesterday, we got 30 inches in 30 hours. It... Read more »

Spring Arrives in Maine

Spring Arrives in Maine Given the unseasonable beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with as of late, the first full day of spring was a rude beginning. A month since we had any measurable snowfall and today’s Snow Day No. 4 feels like a step backward in the march towards spring.... Read more »

Digging Out the Woods Road

Digging Out the Woods Road The unusually bitter cold of February has put a huge dent in our woodpile. With another six weeks left in the heating season, we need to take some time to add to the wood pile. The challenge is, with all this snow, how do we get to the trees? Down the woods road,... Read more »

A Little Melting Going On

A Little Melting Going On Today was fabulous and 50 – a wonderful taste of spring with some serious snow melt going on. Despite the lovely weather, I was a bit taken aback when I arrived home to this: The 3+ feet of snow that had been lingering on the mudroom roof finally let go. As I... Read more »

Feeling Hemmed In

Feeling Hemmed In I’m feeling a bit hemmed in by all of the snow. When I took a walk this morning at first light (in my jammies and Muck boots), there was still snow gently falling. The trouble is; the snow is so deep that my “beginner” snowshoes are ineffectual. So... Read more »

Snow Day

Snow Day The first snow day of the year is upon us. What better way to spend a Friday than snuggled warm inside watching the world turn white outdoors. It’s rare to see snow on the ground when the pond is not frozen. I wish the duckies could enjoy the pond all winter... Read more »

Snowy Sunrise Surprise

Snowy Sunrise Surprise It’s snowed on five of the last seven days. I went to sleep last night with the sound of snow gently “thumping” as it fell off the steel roof. This morning I rose to five fresh inches of heavy snow blanketing the landscape. As I waded through the... Read more »

Digging Out. Again.

Digging Out. Again. For the second time in four days we had to dig out. This second doozy of a storm dropped another 12 inches. The white stuff is beginning to pile up – and it’s not officially winter. This is the view out the French doors. Somewhere out there are my raised beds and a... Read more »

Snowy Window

Snowy Window We have this wonderful steel roof on our little house tucked in the woods. When it’s raining we hear a gentle pitter-patter on the roof. When it’s snowing we tend to have an avalanche. The snow will build up on the roof and then come flying off all at... Read more »

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