Apres Blizzard Jonas

lucy-in-the-snowThis year is off to a spectacular start, weather-and-record-wise. Jonas broke all kinds of records in our area: most one-day snow total (at officially 31.7″ at the airport) and coming within an inch of our average annual snowfall totals in one go.

This morning we planned on tackling the barn area, then letting the horses out to frolic. Best laid plans. The snow blower battery was DOA so we switched to Plan B and left the horses in with hay and water—disgruntled but at least they’re safe and warm.

Plan B involved firing up the John Deere tractor with the scoop and muscling the drifts out of the way. My daughter—the one with the broken shoulder—handled that while I shoveled out the trucks and made paths wherever the tractor couldn’t get to.

Bless our neighbor Mark who brought his snowblower to help with clearing the steep driveway. Ro repaid the favor and shoved away huge drifts left by the township plows in front of his driveway.

Country folk rock.

Here are some scenes from this morning:

This one will certainly go down in the history books.

To all you good folks dealing with the aftermath of Jonas, take it easy and take care.


About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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