It’s beautiful and sunny today, which often happens here in the Cariboo. Even though we can get a lot of snow and it does get cold, often afternoons are simply beautiful here! Take a look…
A view of the greenhouse, barn and fields taken from the porch. You can see we have a massive ice curl forming.
It really makes it a fair bit darker inside the house when we have a sheet of ice between the sun and the dining room window!
Since we need to get down to the barn several times a day to check on the hens, Jaime has cut a path for us. It’s just narrow but you get an idea of how much snow we have. There’s also a path leading to the greenhouse so we can move the snow away from the sides.
While we were away, there were some very cold temperatures. This means we have a layer of ice on top of the greenhouse under that snow you can see. It’s hard to get that off; we need several warm afternoons to melt it away. Trying to use a broom from inside to push away the snow, just means we would put holes in the plastic roof. But we need to get down there and brush off the snow from the outside of the roof. Then perhaps that ice layer will start melting.
We also like to keep the snow away from the sides, so Jaime has made a pathway all around the perimeter of the greenhouse. We still have the original plastic on there (from 2008 I think), so that has held up far better than had ever hoped. This is just another winter chore around here!
Snow, snow everywhere! We are fortunate Graham has a machine for moving the snow. He piles it up to get it off the driveway. He is careful as to where he piles it; we like to have it piled on the lower side of the driveway, so when it melts, it melts away from the house and driveway. This means a lot less mud come Mud Season, one of the most dreaded times of the year here for us. We are really not at all fond of Mud Season, but the snow needs to melt so we just do what we can to make it easier for us.