Overnight we received the first measurable snow of the winter. I’d guess it’s about 7″. The stuff really came down for a few hours. I especially like the way the heavy snowfall dampens the sound of traffic on the road running past the farm. After a while, the highway empties and the road noise of any stray slow moving vehicle is muffled. I can almost imagine we live in the country and not beside what has become, in my lifetime, a major thoroughfare.
This may look chilly, and the ground beneath is frozen, but the air temperature is nearing 32F. With a ten-day high of 38F forecast for today, it looks like the snow may be here to stay. Next week the weather prognosticators call for more snow. Several days of snow. Yesterday my husband and I worked from mid-morning till near dark to finish all the little chores that must be done before snow arrives. We sat, smugly content, and watched the white pile up. Now I look forward to a long winter’s rest disturbed only by a few barn chores, some snow plowing and the occasional jaunt outside for cold weather exercise.