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Farmer in the Snow.

Posted on | February 14, 2014 | 9 Comments

Of course, you people had a head start.  While all you yahoos had a snow day (or 2) ( or 3), I was busy at work.  In my ambulance being pulled out of snowdrifts by my supervisor saving lives.  And I really enjoyed seeing all those pictures of you guys.  You know, sledding, eating snow cream, making snow angels.  The snowmen, in particular, were very well done.

Honestly.  Nice work.

Good incorporation of native elements.

Excellent, um,…presentation.

Bonus points for the Carolina attire.

But the day finally dawned on my day off.  So I did what any farmer does on a hard-earned snow day.  Me and Pretty built a snow farm.

You know, with a goat and her kid….

a sheep….

a chicken….

a livestock guardian dog….

and, of course, a farmer.

I didn’t actually make the snow bunny.  That was just Harvey, supervising the whole operation.

We thought about making the snow farmer even bigger.

Or making a snow pony, too.  But we didn’t want anyone to feel bad.  ‘Cause really, you guys are doing an awesome job.

We applaud you.

Even you.

Now, time to catch up on the best part of snow days:

Hot chocolate.


Hot chocolate.


Hot chocolate….


9 Responses to “Farmer in the Snow.”

  1. Tanya K.
    February 15th, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    Here in New York we threw in the towel, carrot noses and lumps of coal three snow storms ago. Feeling inspired by your chicken, though.

  2. Jill
    February 15th, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    WoW! Good use of native rabbit, I mean really cool snow farm. And on the deck where you can enjoy it even when it’s 70 out… Glad you were safe during the storm. We heard about the ambulance… accidents. 🙂

  3. Lisa D
    February 15th, 2014 @ 6:27 am

    Well done to you and yours!! Our neighborhood built ramps at the bottom of our hill to work their skeleton and snow boarding skills 🙂 No injuries!

  4. Terry Golson
    February 15th, 2014 @ 6:38 am

    Can I have the hot cocoa without having to do all of the (brilliant and creative) work? Weather prediction for today is freezing fog. Really. So today I’ll be trying to get rid of the current layer of snow crust and ice before the next one adds to it. Anyhoo, loved, loved, loved this. Posted on my FB page.

  5. admin
    February 15th, 2014 @ 6:43 am

    Freezing fog???? What is THAT?? Sounds like something out of an end-of-the-world movie.

  6. Tanya Lam
    February 15th, 2014 @ 6:51 am

    To address the first snowman in your post…. Gordon helped the boys make it. He is from Honolulu and has no prior experience making snowmen and he felt he did a pretty good job, considering…….

    P.S. He told me to write this!!!

  7. admin
    February 15th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    Huh. The last snowman is from someone who lived in Hawaii, too. Hawaiians and their snowmen. Go figure. 🙂

  8. Terry Golson
    February 15th, 2014 @ 4:46 pm

    Freezing Fog – looks like fog, but every surface it touches turns to ice. Like Midas without the gold. No worries though, they changed the weather prediction. We’re getting a blizzard instead.

  9. Lin
    February 17th, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    LOVE the snow farm! 🙂

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