Just in case you were wondering……………………..
………………it’s still snowing.
And now, in just four days, we’ve gone from 79% of average snowpack for the year to 93% of snowpack. In 4 days!!!
The upside to all the white stuff….I may not have to worry as much about the well running low (as it did last year, as evidenced by a fine layer of red dirt in the bathtub), and this just might carry us through the worst of the fire season. Maybe.
The downside….I’m going to have to go through a second mud season here shortly. It’s supposed to be in the low 50’s by next Friday, which means the 18 or so inches on the ground right now will be melted and making for some ginormous mud pits.
Irritating and icky…yes. But mud and dirt on the floor are just a part of life out here in the middle of nowhere. And I would gladly, GLADLY, take more of the brown stuff if it means there might be a slightly lower chance of fire this season. That’s why I’m keeping my mouth shut and not complaining that we’ve had 5 straight days of snow–and I mean snow. You can see from the pics that it hasn’t even been warm enough to melt the snow off the tree branches where it’s fallen. Maybe a high of 20 degrees or so today.
Beautiful though, wouldn’t you say?
And…the Abominable showed up again!! Go figure. Buck didn’t seem bothered, so I decided not to worry too much either. Friendly little Abominable that one! 🙂