First Snow of the Season!

We’re really happy to have this snow, we need it desperately here in Northern California.  Our mountains were without a snow pack, period, and this will certainly help that out.  It started snowing some time in the early morning hours and is continuing steadily (I’m writing this at a little after one o’clock in the afternoon PST.)  We currently have around 5-6″ and building.

Going out to feed this morning was pretty humorous.  Here is Blanche (gold colored) and Bonehead (Leghorn) coming out to see what on earth happened… then promptly they turned and went back inside.  All the chickens demanded warm water and breakfast in bed.  They got their food container filled, a sprinkling of scratch, and a fresh flake of hay to scratch around.  Hopefully that will all keep them entertained for a while.

My favorite little flock of Cackler Geese circled over head, honking and deciding how to read their instruments for a safe landing on the pond.

Penelope was racing around like a crazy woman.  It was a double jacket morning, especially since her legs are so stubby.  She is technically a medium sized dog weighing in at around 55 lbs., but her legs are very short at around six inches long.  She didn’t care though, the smile on her face was priceless while she played.

Despite the cold, Penelope and snow get along quite famously.

I decided to get some photos of our “Dudes” before I threw out a big flake of hay for them, this way they would actually pose for me rather than be stuffing their faces.  And though I thought it was a good idea,…

…Lancelot wasn’t impressed.  “Come on, Lady.  Throw the stinkin’ food already.”

Tristan was being a little fussy about the snow settling on his wool.

After that, he was perfectly fine.  He doesn’t get upset easily.  Lancelot just has a little bit of a ‘tude.

Here’s the girls, diving in to breakfast. 

And Hazel, enjoying every morsel.

The best part is that Annie has a friend over, which means mommy can stay warm and dry without fully participating in the activities of snowball fights, snow angels and the like.  I get to just enjoy taking photos, which is perfectly alright with me!

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About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on January 18, 2012, in Jacob Sheep, Nature and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Those girls and all that hair! Gorgeous. Though your sheep are running a close second. You are certainly getting a pile of snow over there .. and i did have to grin at your dogs face, having such a time out there.. c

  2. Love the snow pictures and all of the critters. If I had my way, I think I would be with the chickens…don’t make me go out!

  3. Wait! Who’s Penelope, and when did she join the gang? Just how many dogs do y’all have, now? *lol*

  4. Love Tristan’s striped horns. We have one ewe that has those. Is that a gene that is passed on?

  5. Hi Joan….It is great to see snow…It was beautiful here today in Red Bluff….Doris and Corrine are getting bigger….Need you to please tell me who shears your sheep and the number it is time for both of them….Hope your doing well. Any new babies yet? Debbie

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