Well, here it is March! Spring cannot come soon enough for me! We had another snowfall of about 10 inches last Sunday. We are up to 147 inches of snow for the season so far...an all-time record. It is literally starting to feel like we are being buried alive! Have you ever tried to shovel snow with no place to throw it?! And there's my garden! 😁
The "view" out our front window!
And then came the blustery day. Tuesday was just plain horrible. The high was about 6 degrees F, with 35 mph winds and windchills of at least -35!
My greenhouse was taking quite a beating, and getting buried in the blowing snow, but there was simply nothing I could do about it. I was on the verge of frostbite after just 10 minutes outside trying to get wood. When I came in my mom told me that my nose was white. It was painful as it warmed up again, but thankfully no damage!
We did have a beautiful sunset that day though!
Many roads were closed...this was our road at about 10 AM on Wednesday!
It took them about 2 hours just to clear the section of road in front of our place! They had to use this big snowblower because it was just too wind-packed for the plows.
Now we have a perfect wall all along the road!
Nastya and Olga were extremely fascinated by the whole process...or maybe they were just impressed by the big CAT! 😃
Yesterday I finally got up the courage to go out and inspect the damage to the greenhouse. It is going to take me a few days to dig this out. The drifts are so packed I can walk over them and barely make a dent! Shoveling it is like cutting through Styrofoam, only much heavier! I am just thankful it is still standing and at least the plastic is in one piece. Repairs will have to wait until the snow melts, but hopefully it will still be usable for seedlings this spring!
The left side is crushed from the weight of the drift, and another PVC pipe has broken and gone right through the plastic.
The mountain at the end of our road...somewhere buried deep is a Stop sign!
But enough of that! I am learning to look on the bright side of everything, and flowers make that easy. This is what I have to look at in the kitchen right now! 😊
I loved the color of this Heartsease flower so much, I decided to press it before it faded.
The first of my seed orders arrived yesterday and it's about time to start planting. There is light at the end of the tunnel. 😊
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.