Wednesday, January 20, 2010


December began with 1 and 1/2 feet of snow on the sixth. Some of that snow still remains on our property. I'm writing this post on the 19th of January. The sheep are unable to walk on the north side of our mountain in the new section we fenced last February.This is how it looked on the morning after the big snow.

In the winter I feed our other livestock, the wild birds. Zephyr seems to be saying  "Do you see what I see"  all that bird seed just out of reach.

We get Black Eyed Juncos, click on the pictures for a close up view. After this huge snow fall the temperatures for a week  ranged from low 20'sF in the day to 17 below 0 at night. These are the times when living on a mountain is a benefit. Heat rises so our lowest temperature  was 2 degrees above 0. Fifteen degrees is a big difference.

and Western Quail. The bird book calls them California Quail but they make their home here in Nevada also. I feel bad for these little guys trying to find feed in the snow and cold.

Ewe's lambs from the spring of '09 checking out the snow and wishing everyone a "Happy Ewe Year"!


Sharon said...

Since then it melted and now it's snowing again. Even the dogs don't want to go out there!

Cynthia said...

Very arty Mimi. The sheep seem to be doing well with it all and the visuals, while I'm sure not always nice in real-time, are very pretty. Take a deep breath and just live it.