Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Blizzard 2016

We had a blizzard... snow for over 24 hours straight. It just kept on snowing...

We prepped.. because being snowed in with 6 kids, and a bunch of animals is quite stressful. We prepped our generator, brought down our lanterns, dug out flashlights, charged phones and bought groceries. :) We made sure we had meds and back up meds. 

 It started earlier then we anticipated.. Beautiful snow... thankfully it was not windy. It just snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed. 

Saturday morning the hike to the barn was not to bad...

By Saturday night the Struggle was real. It was a HARD trek. The snow as up to my thighs. Literally over my knees! I was very thankful or the brand new pair of muck boots I had bought! (with my Christmas money that I was saving to redo my bedroom!)
Thankfully by Sunday morning we had a path packed down. We currently walk on top of approx 2 ft of snow. It is def an adventure but much easier! 

We repeatedly dug out the barn doors... We really had to be careful because it kept piling up..

The animals are all crammed into the barn... I will do a seperate post on that! But it took some creativity to get everyone in safely. The horses don't share nicely and the goats are all very pregnant!~

We love the beautiful sunshine on Sunday! 

Early morning sunrise after the storm..

This was our gauge of how much snow we had... it just piling up...

Some very kind neighbors came and plowed us out on Saturday around noon, then again Saturday evening AND again on Sunday morning! We were so blessed by their kindness!

The kids had a total blast on the massive snow piles! 

The roads were a mess...

My kitchen was a mess... 

The great outdoors however, was gorgeous! 

On Monday morning the boys dug out my van! 

Note the snow up to the middle of the gate! 

This blizzard will def be one we remember for a very long time. I am so thankful that we live out in the country. Yes, we have a lot of work. But our driveway and street are completely clear we are free to come and go. The kids had a total blast sledding with friends once it warmed up a bit. We have dug out caves, clean up piles of mud, drank gallons of hot cocoa and watched entirely to many movies!

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