Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's A Marshmallow World With Some Cow Pies!


It has been snowing almost every day since the 12th of December. This is how Cody get's his muscles warmed up for wrestling practice which starts at 7:00 in the mornings. "It's a Marshmallow World in the Winter, When the snow comes a tumbling down..."

We have had blizzard conditions for the last 3 days. We drive to the bottom of the hill pretty easy IF we are able to get our of the driveway. Gettin up the hill is 'iffy' though.
I am pretty sure we have over 12 inches of snow already, but with the 35 mile per hour wind gusts it drifts alot. The temperature was in the negative figures last week, but today warmed up to a balmy 22 degrees.

This was what I found when I opened the back door this morning.

This is the Dining room and back porch. Cody cleaned it off and it drifted over again in an hour or two.

This morning when we were coming back from Rexburg this is what we saw. It is not unusual to encounter cattle drives going down the road in this part of the country. The line of cows went on for over a half mile, so did the line of frozen cow pies!
Not your usual Cowboy hat, but probably a lot warmer.

You gotta love those cowboys who enjoy this kind of thing.
This is looking at the cattle drive from our house. (I did have to use the telephoto setting though). I went in the house and warmed up after taking this picture. I am glad I am not a cowboy today. God Bless them!


Jacob and Cami said...

I'd like to ssay that I feel your pain, but I don't. A high of 82 and Christmas day at the beach are just two reasons to come visit us.

Cathy Shields said...

I spent over an hour, 4 driveways down from ours because I couldn't get up the "hill". It was an ice skating rink!!! We had freezing rain yesterday. There was a wrecker at the top along with a sheriff's deputy because a car had slid into the ditch and the deputy called a sand truck. I was midway up and there was so many cars waiting to come down and go up (and noone moving) that I didn't dare slide down and into someone. Plus someone near the bottom was cockeyed in the road. But the great thing about IN is wait awhile and things will change. 45 degrees this morning and no ice just alot of rain. Looks like the only white christmas I'll have is in your pics. :) Merry Christmas to all your family.

Elaina said...

We have about 30 inches up here in Washington and still supposed to have another snow blizzard from today until Christmas midnight. So we will have another foot or so of snow. CRAZY!!!! The drifting part up here isn't so bad. My husband has taken his snowblower and dug out all the neighbors sidewalk and cars and shoveled there steps on our road. So, he's been a busy man and I'm so happy I have him as my husband!