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December 18, 2012

Nothing like a fresh blanket of snow to make a Guernsey look a little dingy 😦

Oh heck, despite my grumbling about the snow and it’s effect on chore ease on cold, dreary winter days, the snow does kinda dress things up a bit in a holiday way and the dogs like it.


A close-up of the Jane for you Jane fans.

Somehow the snow makes the dogs think they really have to scout the way ahead of the wheelbarrow.  Some ancient Bahou thing no doubt.

Hunting for voles is so much more fun in the snow.

I don’t know about you, but hunting for celeriac in the snow isn’t all that fun.  Especially after I slipped (in the snow) when kicking myself for not looking closer through the porch stores when I harvested roots yesterday in THE RAIN!  We don’t need no stinkin’ celeriac!


But alas, sauerkraut soup is on the menu tonight, so we do need some celeriac in the kitchen.


Despite all the slipping and sliding, it is pretty 🙂

24 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2012 2:43 pm

    that last photo is gorgeous! i wish i has celeriac growing! i do have celery which i love. it is like a million times better than store bought. and we might actually get some snow and cold weather! i am so excited!!!

    • December 19, 2012 6:06 am

      Jaz, it sure does taste better doesn’t it? I think freshness has a lot to do with it too. I’ll send this winter weather your way!

  2. December 18, 2012 2:56 pm

    At least your dogs are outside! First snowfall today – looks about the same amount as you and the mutts just want to stay in!

  3. December 18, 2012 5:17 pm

    It does look beautiful and refreshingly cold, coming from a heat wave in Australia! Love Jane and Love the dogs 🙂

    • December 19, 2012 6:05 am

      Liz, heat wave, you bad girl! Luckily here it isn’t too cold, right about 32F, when the snow starts falling off the trees I’ll know its warming up 🙂

  4. Fid permalink
    December 18, 2012 7:45 pm

    Thanks for thinking of us Jane fans!!!

  5. December 18, 2012 8:05 pm

    Okay- I’ll bite. Sauerkraut Soup recipe please. I know there’s a German pickle soup recipe (which I’ve tried and is delicious – not that I actually made it), so Sauerkraut Soup sounds pretty good.

    So recipe, please!

    • December 18, 2012 8:43 pm

      Paula, I’m running out of things to post about so I may take you up on it! It was delicious…burp :0 First you have to get a milk cow…just kidding.

  6. December 18, 2012 8:09 pm

    That last picture is Christmas card pefect! Just beautiful, although I am glad it’s you and not me, I am not overly fond of snow!

    • December 19, 2012 6:03 am

      Claudia, I know, I could do without the snow, really, but it is awfully pretty when the trees are coated.

  7. December 18, 2012 9:30 pm

    That last photo is stunning. Reminds me of my recent trip to Germany.

    Celery grows when it’s snowing? Really?

  8. Mom24boys permalink
    December 18, 2012 9:33 pm

    The snow has been lovely here in South Lane County (Oregon). Our dog reverts to puppy and wants to spend all day dashing through the snow, pouncing, and eating it!

    • December 19, 2012 5:59 am

      Mom24boys, even the horse was plowing snow with his nose and taking bites of snow – brings out the youngsters in them I guess 🙂

  9. December 18, 2012 11:29 pm

    I found some garlic seeds and bulbs that need planting, first I have to clear our snow!!!!!! I was hoping to escape snow clearing duties today, but not to be.

    Jane does look lovely and no where near as dingy as supposedly white alpacas look against the snow

    • December 19, 2012 6:00 am

      Joanna, it’s like the new baby Herefords – so white when they are new and they fade to a dingy look pretty fast.

  10. December 19, 2012 3:16 am

    Beautiful photos!

    Here in Western Mass we got a dusting and it turned to rain. At 30-34F this meant ice. The tall weeds and grasses were especially pretty with the 1/4″ of ice coating them. Not enough to break trees or take out power, but we did see 2 accidents when out.

    Unlike last year when we had 8″ of snow before Halloween (which then melted and we only had 2 more snowstorms that year), it’s been open and warm, comparatively. I’m hoping we don’t have another open winter. Lot of damage done last year…

    • December 19, 2012 6:00 am

      Pam R, I hear you on open, I like it when we have a snow cover for insulation, makes my job a lot easier! And then there is the mud when the frost goes out, I’ll just take the rain thank you!

  11. December 19, 2012 4:35 am

    Beautiful photos, especially that last one! I tend to think animals look so lovely in the snow, and I had to giggle about the dogs. I can’t believe how many tunnels our golden has made through the yard. She hasn’t told me what she’s looking for yet… 🙂

    • December 19, 2012 6:02 am

      Amy, I know it’s comical watching them, even the cats were racing around for a few minutes, and then right back to demanding more milk!

  12. December 19, 2012 2:53 pm

    Oh, that last photo is amazing.
    I wish, wish, wish I had access to and funds to buy a huge swath of land to live on. I will someday! I’m planning on it – just have to get the man on board to farm full time….
    We’ve got no snow in Seattle – just lot’s of crazy rain today and WIND!!

  13. December 19, 2012 5:41 pm

    Oh, it’s BEAUTIFUL! Can I tell you how jealous I am?! It’s been like spring out here. The perennial grasses are sending up new shoots (not to mentions the coneflower, garlic, and strawberries).

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