By winter standards, southern Missouri didn’t get a lot of winter weather . . compared to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and those type places, but we had our fair share. Since we had chickens and a dog and a driveway to shovel, we spent plenty of time out in the cold.
We moved to Texas in August and in maybe November, we had a little bit of cool weather . . maybe down into the 50’s. We cracked up when we went out and saw folks dressed in coats, with hats and gloves and scarves. It as not cold and they seemed to think temps in the 50’s meant bundle up and try to survive the frigid temps. We said “Those folks would never make it with a real winter!”
Now . . we are “those folks”. A couple of inches of snow and I’m saying .. the chickens are staying in because I am NOT going out in this weather!
Rita and I made a big circle in the snow this morning and she, also, would never have made in it MO. There was no way she was slowing down long enough to do anything . . all she wanted to do was get back in the house. I felt the same way but we’re going to have to go out again because some things just have to be done . . winter, summer, spring or fall . . and I know if it doesn’t happen outside, it’s going to happen inside and then I won’t be happy with her at all.
It seems crazy to say it but after living for 15 years where we had snow, and probably complaining for 15 years about the snow, I miss not having it. This is just a couple of inches . . you can see that the ground isn’t even covered beneath the trees . . but it’s pretty and it satisfies my “snow fix”. It will all be melted by tonight and we’ll be left with the dirty, soggy mess that’s left behind. Moisture is moisture for us and we’ll take it any way we can get it.
My world seems quiet and peaceful today. It could be the beautiful snow or, it could be that after a week off work, being home for 9 days . . . Vince has gone back to work! 🙂 I will enjoy my quiet day and be thankful for the beautiful snow, the moisture it brings, and the fact that my husband has a good job and is gone back to work . . if only for a few days before he’s off again for a few days.