An Almost, Sort Of White Christmas

After two years of almost no snowfall here in our area, a Christmas evening blizzard came through as forecast. We were lucky, and only wound up with 3 to 4 inches of wet, white snow here. But if you go about 10 miles to the west, the snowfall was around 5-8 inches. And if you go 25-50 miles north and west of here some folks got over a foot of snow!

First snow of 2012 (click on any image to enlarge)

Threats of snow generally send people flocking to the stores to stock up on milk and bread. We already had milk on hand, and plenty of grains to grind up for homemade bread. But what sent us scurrying out of the house before the blizzard hit?  Cat food! We were almost out, and didn’t want to risk getting snowed in with two hungry kitties. I doubt they would have been happy with the vegetable soup and bread that we made for ourselves.

cold frames after snow was removed

The snow was mostly a non-event for me and my wife. We were quite happy to be snowed in for a day. Two of my cold frames didn’t make it though. The lightweight row cover material I used for the cover is no match for a heavy, wet snow. And I really didn’t feel like getting out in the middle of the night and clearing the snow as it fell. So when I lifted the lids the next day to clear them, the snow came off and took the Agribon material with it! I’ll have to cover them up again. We have more snow forecast for the next couple of days, so I will see if I can secure the material a little better this time. We will see!



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2 Responses to An Almost, Sort Of White Christmas

  1. Lou Murray's Green World says:

    Boy, that looks cold. it’s another sunny day in paradise here in Southern California, with navel oranges ripening in the back. Too bad about your cold frame covers. I hope you were able to repair them.

  2. Dave says:

    I’m afraid our only oranges here are in the grocery store!

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