Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Sunday, November 20, 2016

We Pretty Much Got What We Asked For

Posted by: Lynne

WARNING! PHOTO DENSE POST!

It snowed all day on Thursday amounting to about 5 inches of fresh snow, which is just what they predicted. It came down without wind (thank god) and pretty much stuck to everything. It wasn't the world's prettiest snow to watch falling—the flakes were tiny, but dense. We stayed cozy inside with a fire going all day with the coldest daytime temperature yet: 23 degrees and 10 degrees overnight.

Friday morning dawned clear and beautiful. We decided to take the Ranger for its maiden drive with the tracks up Hidden Meadows Lane. Here are some photos from the drive.

From on the top looking back down the valley towards Laramie.

The Ranger is all its glory!

On the way back down the wind had already covered our tracks in quite a few places, just in the space of ten minutes or so. 

The trees you see in the "V" formed by the valley is our land on both sides of the road. We call that part of the land the deep dark woods. Pretty, yes?

Snow covered hill with what's left of the SuperMoon.

Wind-whipped snow!

The Deep Dark Woods.

Even though the wind had picked up we bundled up and took the dogs for a nice walk. The road had blown pretty much clear of snow so it made it easy for Hailey. 

However, Destin and Bella cared not whether or not the road was clear. They would rather play in the deeper snow.

Bella likes to stick her head in the snow and comes up looking like this!

Jack-rabbit Destin! He can move in the snow.

And last but not least, Destin finally standing still and looking very handsome just a few days shy of his 8-month birthday. Love this boy!

The only regret about the snowfall is that we made the decision not to blow the snow from our driveway. We knew it was going to be warmer for the next couple of days, but it wasn't enough. So ... now we have a layer of ice and it's due to snow again several times over the next week, but not large amounts. Still, we could have should have would have, right?

Comments:

Love the pic of the Deep Dark Woods!!!  Just beautiful.

I shovel every time.  There was an incident our first year….didn’t shovel.  Turned out to be the coldest winter on record!  Ice slick on the driveway all winter to spring.  Never knew if you were going to make it in the garage or slide into it…HAHA!  Made a compulsive shoveler…even after 39 years!!!  Your land and life look beautiful!

C, my favorite part of our land!

Donna, in NJ we were pretty much hosed if we didn’t clear all the snow every single time. We thought hey, we’re back in CO and the sun takes care of just about everything this time of year. Guess, we weren’t right! You need to come up and visit us sometime, but maybe spring is better! wink

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