2 years…

I can’t believe I have been blogging for two years. I just received my notice from WordPress yesterday…
Happy Anniversary!

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Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

I started my blog to have a place to share my life, my ideas, my animals, and keep track of life if we ever are blessed with kids. That way they can see where we started. In the past two years we have had ups and downs, trials and successes, joy and sorrow,  as everyone has had… I have grown as a person, a blogger, a friend, a daughter, a wife, and most importantly a daughter of the one true God 🙂 I think back to some of my first followers who I still “blog with”, and to the follows that I have gotten along the way, my “blogging friends”. I value their comments, ideas, and support on my own personal journey. I also enjoy checking in on their journeys along the way. so thank you to each one of you who follow me, “like” my blog, and post a comment. Each comment or “like” brings special happiness and lets me know there are people out there who do care, are kind, and are happy just to click a little button to let me know I am on the right path 🙂 Thanks to you all 🙂

Doggie Snow Day

The boys love it when it snows. They love to go outside and have some fun. When the snow is deep like it has been this past snow it makes things a little difficult, but they are ready to go when ever we go out to check on the chickens.

B and C 2

They follow us all around the yard guarding us when they hear a noise.

B and C 1

Baxter is especially keen to sounds and Chase to what he sees.

B and C 3

This snow has been especially fun for them, especially Chase who loves to follow the paths we have tunneled out for him.

B and C 4

We are trying to enjoy the snow as a family as we hear there is a hot summer on record for us, so we know when that comes we will be missing this cold (but not the wind 😉 ).

17″

We have more snow.. 17 inches to be exact.

17

It took us 4 hours to dig out our driveway and then go over to help our elderly neighbor dig out his. Our other neighbor came over with his snow blower and helped us out…

Terry

The snow was taller then Chase, but that didn’t stop him from trying to get over the snow banks as we dug out…

Chase jump

Baxter was a good big brother and blazed a trail for Chase to follow him into the snow…

Baxter and Chase

Chase

More pictures to come of the great 17″ snow.

Never ending snow…

More snow today… More predicted for Wednesday and Thursday… I think the Olympics have caused the excess snow this year to keep us all in a Winter Olympics mood. At least the bird are enjoying full feeders and this woodpecker is a frequent visitor.

Woodpecker

He seems to like the soot blocks best.

Woodpecker 2

Bad thing about the snow is it is covering all the ice up, that just makes it slicker. Getting to and from the chicken coop has been an adventure in trying not to fall carrying the water bucket

 

Olympics

Are you watching the Olympics? So many events going on and all on the snow or ice…. burrrrr. I love watching people compete and perform in sporting events, and all the new events this year is very cool…but since the ice storm here anything I watch that has to do with snow or ice just makes me cold. Shed snow

Still I am rooting for our team and wish them the best of luck… work hard, do your best, and make your fellow countrymen proud (even if it’s not a medal).

Icey Mess…

Monday we got some snow…

Bird feeder

That was okay on top of the couple inches we still had left from the last snow…

Case n coop

The stream that runs through our property gave the sound of a slow moving brook pushing on to bigger waters…

stream

The birds enjoyed full feeders…

Bird feeders

The dogs played…

Baxter

But then Tuesday night we had a not so lovely ice storm that covered the snow and left us with an ice rink all over the property…

Land

It left ice cycles hanging all over the place dripping occasionally when it had stopped sleeting…

Picnic table

Even hubbys birthday flag I hadn’t gotten down yet was frozen in place… almost as if it was put on hold…

frozen flag

After the storm was over Wednesday and you looked around it was like a froze glass palace…

Tree ice

Shimmering and glistening like glass crystals hung in a farm house window on a sunny day…

icecycles

The trees were covered in this magnificent ice coating that left them brittle…

Sky tree

Just as if at any moment they would come undone and fall to the ground (which some did)…

icey tree

The bushes were frozen in place not moved by an occasional gust of wind…

ice bush

The ice cycles hung from the trees giving off a soft drip… drip… drip…

icecycles 2

As it started to warm and the dogs and I went outside, you could hear the dripping of things melting and the falling of the ice from the trees…

Trees

It was a beautiful sound to hear in the peaceful quiet of the day…

Tree n chase

The dogs and I enjoyed being outside, them playing and me taking pictures…

Chase

It was fun to watch them react when a tree would loose some ice over their heads and they would scurry not to get hit, sliding across the frozen ground…

Trees n chase

The peace of the moment and putting aside how annoying/dangerous ice can be. I was able to connect with the beautiful world God created and enjoy a moment that others passed by.

 

Shadow

The other day while driving with hubby to run errands we passed this house. I noticed something immediately about this house. The tree out front had cast a perfect showed on the front of the house. I also noticed how neat the snow looked, with different colors and textures in it.

House shadow

Can you see the tree shadow?

House shodows

I just thought it was such a pretty sight and feel a unique calm when I look at the photo now. It’s amazing how God came up with all of these different nuances in our world and how we can miss things if we aren’t present in the moment.