The Blizzard of ’16

Well, folks, we survived the blizzard of 2016. 🙂 From Friday evening into Saturday evening, we got over two feet of snow; and, let me tell you, this family couldn’t be happier!

This was the second time that Duchess saw snow. (The first time was only a half inch, so that hardly counts.) With the amount of snow we got, it comes well over the dogs’ backs. Luckily for them, they are light enough that they don’t sink the whole way down with each step.

We spent some time out Friday evening and Saturday, shoveling the first foot of snow and letting the dogs romp in the wind-driven snow. I tried to take some pictures with my camera wrapped in saran wrap to keep it from getting wet with snowflakes. I didn’t get very many good pictures from Saturday during the peak of the blizzard, because of the blowing snow. However, you can still see Duchess and Mia thoroughly enjoying running through the fresh, powdery snow.

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There’s nothing like a good tussle in the snow!

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We made the unwise decision to drive a few miles to Zach’s parents’ house Saturday to use their snowmobiles. On the way there, it wasn’t windy, visibility was decent, and the roads only had a few inches of snow covering them. About an hour later, conditions had gotten much worse, and we weren’t sure we could make it the few miles back to our house. This is what driving home looked like. It had gotten windy, and snowfall had increased to roughly two inches per hour!

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We did, however, manage to make it home. Then it was back to shoveling and plowing.

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Sunday dawned clear, still, and beautiful!

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And then it was in by the wood stove to warm up and dry off.

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Another funny adventure of the day was digging out our mailbox! It was buried in this drift.

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I hope you all have a great start to your week!

 

 

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