Does anyone have a good recipe for groundhog stew? I don't think there was any need of getting quite THAT much snow. Actually, we're not even entirely sure how much came down, but it was probably about a foot. On top of what's already there, and with the wind sculpting it into more entertaining drifts, we have enough for the whole country, plus all our friends down South.
The farrier was due this morning and our neighbour came over with his truck to plow our dooryard out. Unfortunately he couldn't find any place to put some of the snow, so he pushed it up to the double doors. Hubby will probably bring the tractor up from the woodlot to rearrange some of this later. The birds you can barely see around the barn are some of the snow buntings. More are arriving every day.
They weren't awfully pleased that I was outside puttering around , and it's too cold and I don't feel great enough to stand or sit waiting them out to come and land in the yard. Just listening to their happy little song did me a world of good, though. The buntings are doing aerial displays as I write this--they're extremely skittish and take off even if they see a shadow at the window, although they seemed pleased to find me come outside first thing. I think they know I'm the Bringer-of-Seeds. But I still might be a predator.
I was a bit alarmed to find this American robin out front, eating rosehips from one of the multiflora roses I let go wild around here. He's still out there, and still picking at the seeds, and I'm wondering if I ought to put out something protein-filled for him. Sadly, we don't have any earthworms in the cupboard.
By the way, if you're a Facebook user, I have a few more photos in my Facebook (but I have to friend you because my profile is set to private) I've just learned about connecting to other blogs via this network, so maybe if you haven't, you might consider using Facebook as another way to promote your blog. I know some of you are doing that already, and it's fairly new and has some bugs that need working out, but it's another way to share our love of gardening and nature.