Enough about the weather

The north side of the greenhouse, still under its snow cave
The north side of the greenhouse, still under its snow cave

Except that it won’t quit haunting us! The giant mountains of snow are going to take forever to go away.  I foresee lumps of snow everywhere into July!

South side, finally cleared
South side, finally cleared

Yesterday I got home from school earlier than usual and after feeding all the critters I decided I needed to get the snow and ice off the far side of the greenhouse the goats are using for shelter. The sunny side of the greenhouse. One would presume that the sun would take care of that, but as the snow melts, it pools in the slack of the tarp (a replacement tarp that doesn’t fit quite right). then at night it freezes and makes a gigundas ice cube that pulls the tarp down. I was standing on a pile of icy snow shoveling gently so that I didn’t hurt the tarp, and did my share of falling over. And then I lucked out: a *young* family friend came down for a visit and really helped me out. Phew!

The north side of the greenhouse.  Still a snow cave.
The north side of the greenhouse. Still a snow cave.

So one side is cleared of the ice and snow, the other side remains covered. I am hoping that I can get that taken care of this weekend.

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3 thoughts on “Enough about the weather”

  1. Still no snow here, although the Cascades did get some recently as the snow reports were for 3000 feet. We are at roughly 800 feet. Our plums and cherry trees are blooming ahead of schedule, and we are at bud-break in general with the various trees and vines, even the blueberries. This may be another year where all the fruit except for the grapes comes in close to the same time, keeping us hopping. The weather patterns across the country are strange. Hope your mountains of snow disappear soon and you have lots of green grass forthe goats! How is Tesser?

  2. Still no snow here, although the Cascades did get some recently as the snow reports were for 3000 feet. We are at roughly 800 feet. Our plums and cherry trees are blooming ahead of schedule, and we are at bud-break in general with the various trees and vines, even the blueberries. This may be another year where all the fruit except for the grapes comes in close to the same time, keeping us hopping. The weather patterns across the country are strange. Hope your mountains of snow disappear soon and you have lots of green grass forthe goats! How is Tesser?

  3. Tesser is doing really well. I think I have found a food combo that she can not only tolerate, but thrive on. She is very perky and active at the moment, so we are counting our blessings! Thanks for asking.

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