We had a full week of snow here in north Georgia - quite unusual and quite wonderful. I know I should have cabin fever by now, but I don't. What with the gorgeous scenery and constantly carting firewood about and keeping the fire going, and crocheting and cooking and ordering seeds for my summer garden... well... I was just too busy to feel the need to get out and about. Not to mention, the roads here were dangerous and our driveway was only navigable via 4-wheel drive. Mike has a couple of 4-wheel drive trucks and was in and out the whole week, but I stayed home. I did take some walks with Sophie just to observe how beautiful everything looked. Below are some pictures of this past week.
Since we knew the snow was coming and were just about out of firewood, Mike brought home the log splitter and split a bunch of wood from some trees he was given. He didn't even have to cut them down, but he did have to cut them up and then split them - but he didn't seem to mind. Here is his right in front of the cabin:
We went to bed last Sunday night with not a snowflake in sight and woke up to a visual delight. (Hey, I'm a poet and don't know it.) Here is a view of our cabin from the street; you can actually see it up on the hill with the leaves off the trees:
... and here is Sophie under a chair under the awning on the deck where there is only a little bit of snow. She didn't know what to make of the deeper snow, so decided to hang out inside after giving it a go on her own...
The next day was light and bright, though still cold, and it was a beautiful sight - and Sophie and I went on another walk.
Today a lot of the snow has finally melted and it's much warmer, getting into the upper 40's. One thing I like about snow here is that it's rare and that makes it special. It's like a holiday and most businesses close down because there isn't enough equipment to make the roads safe to drive on. It comes and then is gone quickly, though it did hang around for a whole week this time. I've enjoyed our first full winter at our little farm, but I'm starting to look forward to spring - and planting time! My mind is filled with flowers and veggies bursting forth... and how to keep away the worst varmint of last summer - the cursed bean beetle. I foresee some serious beetle wranglin', so need to gather my wits and my weapons.
I've got more to ramble on about, so will write again in the next day or so...