Our snowplow did not go by our house until this morning! The main hwy. north of us has lots of traffic but I had to go to Clarion today for a dr. appt and it took me one hour and 15 minutes to go about 40 miles. I took some pictures along the way.
This stretch of Hwy. 69 between Belmond and Klemme was just reopened this morning and it’s 100% snow packed. This doesn’t mean anything to you folks far away but |people who know our area will be interested. This is tough driving – slow and both hands gripping the wheel while semis come at you barreling through snow that has cut the roadway by at least 25%. The shoulders are stacked high with snow and without being able to see the center line, you just hope everybody will be careful. If my knee didn’t hurt so bad I would have cancelled for the second time due to weather.
Betty, on the other hand, is quite happy with the snow. And Connie took some great pictures of her against all the white. It’s even hard to walk on this snow – it’s so white you can’t see the ground ups and downs – makes me dizzy.
And her favorite game is hide the ball in a snowbank and then find it. Wish Hazel would play that game.
I quilted yesterday – finished picture coming soon.
I tried very hard to make these lines imperfectly perfect – haha!
Another picture from the barn – one of Reed’s favorite hens, Debbie.
And a selfie with one of the bad hair day girls!
And a picture of getting a drink – she can hardly see to find the watered.
I took a few pictures of quilts in the snow before we got blasted last Sunday.
It’s always a challenge to take pictures of quilts when you have animals!
Here’s part of the reason the highway is so bad north of Belmond – this line of train cars parked on the tracks semi-permanently and pretty close to the road – the northwest wind wanted to blow the snow right through but the train cars stopped it – on the highway.
And the wind blew snow in the cat door and blocked it until Hazel jumped through. Don’t worry, the cats were all in the barn during the storm, even my stray black cat who may or may not be the lost Reed.
And we are bracing for more snow on Friday. All the ditches are full so where’s it going to go? Did you read Kathy Schwartz ‘s comment – she lives in SW Minnesota and has a dairy herd. Part of the shed roof fell in due to heavy snow and killed 9 cows! What a terrible mess to clean up – poor cows.
And did you read that Pete the horse is galloping in his pasture after a stroke. Great news!
Connie was able to get here and we are filling orders today – in the mail they go!
If time permits I’m going to her house to take pictures of her fabric mess.