Winter Wonderland

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Here it comes. 

Sunday. Low, 14. High, 39. Snow, 100%. Winter Storm Watch. Heavy snow mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are most likely, with up to 8 inches. Ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Snow may fall at 1 to 3 inches per hour late Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening, resulting in nearly impassable roads. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile or less at times.

Put the blade on the tractor. Find the snow poles. Where’s the shovel? Fill up the car. Start the truck, let it run, prop out the wipers. Got milk? Bread? Coffee? Load the porch with firewood. The generator’s plugged in and gassed up. Hay in the sheds, the mangers. 

“Snow on a farm should be fun…” Miles says.

Yes, son, it should be fun. We’ll try to make it fun while trying to keep nine horses, a goat and a cat alive and well. 

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