You’ve got to be crazy to live here, in Minnesota, during the winter time.
Today and this evening I am reminded of the blizzard headings on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie. We are snowed in here on the farm. It reminds me of the storms we used to get all of the time. The kids think we got at least 24″ of snow and the drifts are over 5′ high. It’s no wonder they came in starving tonight for supper, which was pasta and clams. The apple pies are in the oven and after we make some Christmas fudge, we will be playing some cards. It’s a good feeling knowing you are stocked up here and that we could go a long time without needing to go to town. This morning we had our own bacon, eggs, bread, butter, honey, potatoes, milk and cream in our coffee.
The girls knocked the deep snow off of the upper entrance holes of the bee hives so they would be able to get out if they want to. Highly doubtful in this weather, but they were out a couple of days ago and we like them open. If you place your ear over the hives entrance you can hear the bees in there keeping warm. Totally amazing! I took a few photos today which I will post here. It is still snowing this evening and the winds are strong. Tomorrow will be fun to wake up and see how it all looks outside. This morning when I looked out of my upstairs window there was already a huge drift on the porch roof. That will have to be shoveled off soon. Nonna came out here last Christmas to experience a white Christmas and it didn’t happen. Major bummer. Oh well, maybe next year.
“A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for much of West Central Minnesota through this evening for strong northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts near 45 mph creating Whiteout conditions. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through midnight. Temperatures will plummet behind the system to well below zero late tonight over western Minnesota with wind chill readings as low as 20 to 30 below. Travel in the blizzard and Winter Storm Warning areas is discouraged. Travel will be very difficult, if not impossible, and stranded motorists risk getting frostbite or hypothermia due to the frigid wind chill late this evening and tonight.” (from weather bulletin)
Frenchy and Peter are hoping the new baby will wait to arrive until the roads open again and the weather clears. As the song goes, that’s why we pray!