Sunday, November 29, 2009

Let It Snow.........

Although it took a long time for the snowing to start, it didn't take long for it to resume it's winter cycle: freeze, warm up, snow, plow, freeze, and on and on. When it's really cold (like below zero) there's little chance of snow. When the temps go above 20*F and the weather pattern comes across the Aleutian Islands, it can snow many inches.

Thanksgiving Day was nice with just a dusting of snow to make everything look nice. I have a friend who cooked for us as her husband was working on the Slope and she had no one to share dinner with. We supplied the turkey and the dessert and she cooked everything else. Oh my goodness what an awesome turkey we had. I ate lots of turkey and mashed potatoes.

On the way home it started snowing. First it was just little flakes then they got bigger. When it finally quit snowing there was over a foot of snow in Anchorage and over 100 accidents. Here at my house we had 9" but in Wasilla there was anywhere from 2" to 5". We started plowing when the snow quit. At least this time Fritz was here to do his plow route. Even so we plowed until 2 am Saturday then again until 1 am on Sunday. We have several churches with large parking lots that we plow before services on Sunday. I had two schools and a commercial parking lot to plow today. Tomorrow (Monday) I have to plow three apartment complexes because the tenants don't move their cars for me so I have to wait until they go to work.

I have a sick sheep and the vet was out on Saturday also. Turns out the sheep has bottle jaw and has edema in her left ear and lower jaw. We pulled blood and took a fecal to see what is going on. The vet thinks maybe some pneumonia so I get to do sub q injections for the next few days. The rest of the sheep look good and the vet is pleased.

Saturday night we went to the fireworks show in Palmer. Briar took a good video and I'll see if she can post it for me.

Not much else going on now. This time of year we live by the weather forecast. I'm getting pretty good at reading the radar. I really want to ride.........


  1. I remember living by the radar all too well. Still do to some degree- but now it's more to avoid thunderstorms.

    Hope the sheep gets better PDQ! Being sick this time of year is hard on everyone.

  2. I miss snow, but I am not ready for any here. Well, unless you'll come plow my driveway for me. Really, if we get a decent snow or an ice storm, we'll be stuck here at home as the driveway is just so steep! Hope you don't think that really makes me sad. It doesn't. :)

    You have sheep?! Yay! We want to get sheep! Copper and I are hoping to start herding lessons in January. We'd like to get some dairy sheep (East Friesian) eventually. I'm more than happy to pass the fleece on to my mom for her projects (spinning, dyeing, knitting).