Friday, February 07, 2014

It's Snowing!

We live in the middle of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Everyone knows it rains a lot here in the Valley; however, lately it's been snowing and snowing and snowing.

This is a picture of our barn. With six inches of snow in the barnyard to begin with, it is snowing again. Pretty soon, we will have even more snow and it will be a little more difficult for Grandpa Stephen to get back and forth to check on his chickens. He's had to break the ice off of their water and make sure they have plenty of food and are cozy under their heat lamp. He'll also check on the barn cats while he's out and about.

Even though we're only 3-1/2 miles from town, our little Farm is higher in elevation. That means it can be raining in town and snowing here in the foothills of the Coast Range. I can call work and say "I'm snowed in," and they will think I'm making it up because it's only raining where they are.

But today it is snowing both in town and at the house and they will believe me when I say I'm staying home. We'll put a big pot of chili on the stove, and hope for sunnier days soon!

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