We got more snow after the blizzard. We have shoveled the porches two more times. It is almost becoming tiresome. Schools were cancelled for a second time. We do have snow.
Even More Snow
Tired of the Snow
The small birds mobbed the feeders during the snow storms. The snow also caused trouble for the turkeys and the deer. This turkey flew in to survey the yard and startled us!
Young Jake on the Balcony
Handsome but cold
The deer have been starting to come to the yard. The rhododendron and female holly have been picked over already.
We dug a trench to the back yard. It serves three purposes. It lets us dig out the heater vent during a storm, provides a place for the generator and gives the dog a place to toilet.
Backyard Trench System
You would think that having a heater vent that close to the ground would be against building code in a climate like ours but we have only had to dig it out during blizzards. Mostly there is enough heat output to melt the snow.
The deer have taken to using our trench system.
Deer trails intersecting trenches
Just to get a sense of what all this now looks like, here is a picture of my truck.
Deer eating Arbor Vitae
Just for your continued delight and amusement, we have ordered another ten to eighteen inches of snow for this weekend!!!
Mark and Wink
From Meg in Hawaii-humuhumu… and raccoon butterfly fish