Monday, October 12, 2009

October Snow!!

Living in Minnesota, waking up to snow falling in October is not unheard of--but it usually waits until Halloween. I truly love snow, but geez, we haven't even had fall yet! I hope this is just one of Mother Nature's quirky pranks and we will still get some sunny autumn days so we can prepare for winter properly.
Today's snow was wet and sleetlike. The cows have sprouted a thick, fuzzy winter coat over the past few weeks, and they didn't seem to mind the snow much. They did demand extra hay, though.
The turkeys were rather soggy and bedraggled, which made them look a little cranky.
After feeding all the animals breakfast I walked out through the woods to admire our weekend's brush-clearing accomplishments.
I hope we still have a few nice days coming so I can transplant some native plants and scatter wildflower seeds around the big rock.

4 comments:

azplantlady said...

The snow is beautiful! I do hope it melts soon. Your photo of the turkeys is priceless! They do look a bit bedraggled.

Becky said...

Wow! Snow already! Hopefully it'll go back to being fall soon. Brrrr....

Marie said...

Yep, it's melted here ... still had to break out the long undies....the body just can't seem to warm up! Love the pix!

katiegirl said...

How pretty! I'm glad it wasn't us, even though I'm loving the cooler weather! It's just too soon.