Holy mother of god - this time the snow is dense, heavy and wet. We got over a foot of it and in some places the snow drifts are three feet deep. All this on top of all that fell last Wednesday.
Vegas is out again with the snow blower trying to clear the massive driveway, I don't know if he'll be able to get through the 4-feet tall wad of compact thick ice-and-salt snow the snowplow pushed into our driveway this morning.
The side eavestrough of our house ripped away from the top part and his hanging at a 45-degree angle from the building, we don't own a ladder tall enough to go up here and fix it (our house is three stories high). I've called a few companies who install and fix eavestroughs but they're all closed until April.
Because it was very mild and sunny yesterday, the two feet of snow that had been sitting on our barn's tin roof slid off in one massive WHUMP and completely buried all the windows on the north side.
I had to crawl on hands and knees over the unstable mess to get to the windows and shovel as much as I could to let some light into the barn.
Cuz the snowblower sure as heck couldn't make a dent in it:
Walking the dogs in wet snow that you sink into up over your knees with split winter boots is no fun task, either. They're stuck on the deck instead of frolicking in the (currently inaccessible) dog park.
Winter can be beautiful but for the most part it's a giant pain in the ass.
I could be out there riding Jack on beautiful green trails instead of mucking out damp stalls and struggling through deep snow to throw hay to the bored horses who have nowhere to walk and nothing to eat besides dried crap.
I could be watching my happy chickens scratch the grass and dust bathe in the warm sun instead of pacing in their small dank dusty winter quarters, bored and cold and sneezing.
Vegas says that once he makes it and money is of no concern anymore, we're moving to a better climate.
I can't say that I disagree - Calgon, take me away!
ps: new poll is up, cast your votes!
/end of Ranty post/