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Finally, The Snow We’ve All Been Waiting For… March 10, 2008

Posted by Laura in Family, Farm.
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About a week ago, we got a 2 inch snow and Benjamin made the most of it. He worked ALL day scraping every bit of snow he could find, packing it hard into a cooler, then stacking the snow “bricks” into walls trying to build an igloo. Well, Nanook would be proud of the effort, but there just wasn’t quite enough snow. Here is his partial igloo, the next day.

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Well, Friday night we finally got that real snow that the children have been itching for. Here are lots of pictures.

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This is the view from the henhouse, facing the back of our house (West). To the left, you can see the old well (the black thing is the crank).

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The view of the house and the wonderful old trees from the garden.

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From the henhouse, facing East. These ponds are the sites of some perfect kid fishing- toss in a line, get a fish. Toss in a line, get a fish (before Daddy can even get the first kid’s fish off the hook!)

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This was the “Snow Rachel” they made, with the real life Rachel posing beside her. She was in a bad state the next morning after church. We decided that spiteful old Woody the donkey kicked her over, but it could possibly have been the 50 degree sunshine instead. We prefer to blame Woody.

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A no-holds-barred snowball fight.

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Benjamin, giving the thumbs-up for good sledding.

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We had to try out ALL the sleds we had.

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Cows can’t help themselves. They are so curious by nature. This one kept inching closer and stretching her neck out to observe better, then turning and running off when the shrieks got too loud or the kids spilled out across her pasture. Then she’d come back and do it again.

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You can tell in these last couple of pictures that it’s late in the day and the snow is starting to “wear out.” While Lydia and I kept the home fires burning, these three spent most of the day outside. They have the (unanticipated) sunburns to prove it!

It was a great day! One they’ve been waiting for for a long time!

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1. Marci - March 11, 2008

YIPPEE!!! I am glad y’all got some snow. Looks like it was thorougly enjoyed by those 3. Great pictures!!!

2. Dreamer - March 11, 2008

It looks like they had a great time. Glad you finally got some snow.

We’ve had one of our snowiest winters here and haven’t even made one snowman. Can you believe it?

3. Lynne - March 12, 2008

Looks like lots of fun for the whole family. Great photos…thanks.

4. Grams - March 14, 2008

Aaaaaaaahhhhh ….
Finally!
Some REAL snow.
Wish I could have been there, too.
Luv, Grams

5. Sheryl Anderson - March 17, 2008

How creative to try to make an igloo. And the snow Rachel was cool. Glad they have a place to sled. Those are priceless childhood memories for me. Seems like we got snow more back then, too

6. -Kev - March 26, 2008

Now that’s the kind of TN winters that I remember. Too bad they seem to be getting warmer every year.

And speaking of which, the drought was so bad last summer that I had a lot of garden plants die on me. First time that’s happened in quite a while.

Enjoyed the posting!

7. Marci - April 6, 2008

Hope you are all just busy and nothing is wrong!!! Miss your posts.


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