Posted by: raisingmustardseeds | January 9, 2011

Winter Wonderland

We woke up this morning to a landscape blanketed by a nice thick layer of snow.

Probably 12-15cm that fell overnight.

It was so still early this morning and all the branches had a beautiful coat of snow.

Evergreens groaning under the weight of the snow

(Actually, it’s not that bad…this snow was the light and fluffy stuff)

Glad I’m not a dog, having to sit bare-bottomed on the snow ๐Ÿ™‚

With this amount of snow and the area that needs to be cleared, the troops have to be called in…

Hmm, yes there appears to be a few missing in action…slackers, I tell ya. Just kiddin’. They’re somewhere. Only Roste and I are exempt at this time.

The shovel that MS dad is using…the big kahuna

Side of the house…if you look carefully, you’ll see a faint outline of the boards that MS dad is using to create an ice skating rink in the yard. (The red arrows are pointing to one corner of the rink)

He put it in New Year’s Day – when the ground was completely greened out because it was so warm and rainy. It’s finally getting close to the state where the water has frozen up completely and skating can commence…I think. Well, first we have to get skates for the children, and then they can go crazy. It’s not super big – probably about 16′ x 32′ (guessing) – but we’re just using materials we had on hand for this year.

Tobogganning remains a favourite activity with family and friends, both young & old young-at-heart.






And weather-permitting, guided treks into the woods are given as well.

In other news, as you can probably guess since I’m blogging again, I’m feeling much much better. 4 months along in the pregnancy, but feeling AND looking like a beached whale already. Seriously, I look like I’m in my 8th month already. AND I’ve been getting Braxton-Hicks (false contractions) for the past week or two. THAT has never happened to me till I was in my 3rd trimester. So this has been interesting to say the least.

And no we don’t know whether it’s a boy or girl. And IF I find out, I won’t be telling. ๐Ÿ™‚

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