Sunday, February 15, 2015

Snow Update from Unity Farm

In the past few hours, another 17 inches has fallen.   The temperature is 10F, but headed to -10F tonight.   We have 30 mph winds.

The creatures are warm and dry in the barn.   All the feeders and waterers are full.   I've picked fresh greens from the hoop house and given them to chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl.

How did I do this?

I put on my Mt. Washington climbing gear to exit the front door, where the snow level was higher than the door knob.      The snow in the paddocks is over 7 feet high.   The driveway piles are 10 feet high.   The bee hives and apple trees were completely submerged by snow drifts and I dug them out with my avalanche rescue gear.

Is this Unity Farm or the Ernest Shackleton expedition?


Sharon Wentz said...

It must seem surreal. Today here in Oregon- 60 degrees and sun. Plants are in a state of confusion.

Troy Young said...

Well, when this season is over, you can feel confident that you can survive anything the future may throw at you.

Meanwhile, we're enjoying sunny skies and highs in the 50s and 60s over here in the Rockies. We may not enjoy a summer with low reservoirs, though.