We went to bed last night with promises of a blizzard arriving during the night. It was quite warm in the afternoon, however, so I spent a couple hours preparing--hauling in a few forgotten flower pots and lawn chairs, giving the chickens and cows fresh bedding, and shoveling a mountain of manure that had accumulated around the hay feeder. The ground was bare and brown, so I was eagerly anticipating a snowstorm, but when we went to bed only a few flakes had begun to fall.
Sure enough, this morning we had several inches of snow, with more falling.
So far, we have gotten about 7 inches of snow, only half of what other communities in the heart of the storm have received. Tonight the wind is blustering at 45 miles per hour. We people, dogs and cats are happy to be settled snug in the house for the night.