Rumors are flying about the amount… some people are saying up to FORTY INCHES (forecasts range from 6-26 inches)!!! Nathaniel is only 34 inches tall… this could be a problem! Punkin (cat) got high centered in the 17 inches of snow that we got in December.
Here I am without my husband… my rock… the one who always took care of things when it snowed! He’d help me with barn chores if I needed help. He shoveled. He cleared snow with the tractor.
- I have a barn full of hay for the horses.
- I should have plenty of grain.
- Neighbor will use our tractor to plow the lane and my drive. He has plenty of diesel and assured me yesterday that we’d be fine. (Have I mentioned that I have an AWESOME neighbor!!!)
- I have a generator.
- I survived the 17 ish inches in December just fine.
So, with a little bit of planning, I should be fine. Ideally, I should stop by the store and get some more food and another gallon of milk. Maybe some bread. All good on toilet paper. I have a flashlight and batteries. With the generator, I shouldn’t have to worry, but it only holds a few days worth of propane, better to be safe than sorry.
In advance, I’m thanking John for his foresight to get the generator. He wanted it for quite a while and insisted on getting it after he got sick. At the time, I worried about the money. Now, I’m glad for the peace of mind.
I’m a little concerned about what 40 inches of drifting snow could mean as far as containing horses. Hopefully, it couldn’t pack enough that they get up high enough to step over. I have seen my thoroughbred mare stand on top of the snow before…
I also have some concerns on how taxing getting around in the snow will be on their cardiovascular system. Ms. Squall isn’t a spring chicken at 23 and the winter has already been tough on her. Everybody does have blankets, so I’m not too worried about them staying warm enough.
I also may round up felines before the snow and keep them in the house or garage. Punkin getting stuck in the snow was not a fun experience for me and I’m sure it was terrifying for her. I also don’t need the cats to become easy prey.
But deep breath… we’re not getting 40 inches… no way… maybe max 2 feet… I did okay with 17 inches… I should be able to handle a few more…
Look at the bright side… I should be able to get some AWESOME photos!!! In general, I typically enjoy snow.