Winter Storm Jonas: The Day After

We had cabin fever so we took a ride to check out the roads. Some are clear and some are not. It will take some time for all of the snow to melt.

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A Christmas tree farm.

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An amazing fence.

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I have always loved this old chimney. It made me sad when the old home place was torn down.

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My great great grandparents lived in the home with a store and post office next door, at the top of photo. The building at the bottom of photo is an old gristmill.

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Creek running next to gristmill in above photo.

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Trees close to the creek and gristmill.

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Sign in our yard.

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Our home from a distance.

Winter Storm Jonas: Day 3

It finally quit snowing!

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This is our back door. The drift is about two feet deep. We can’t get the door open.

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Our snow plow angel (a really good neighbor) plowed our long driveway. We try to pay him but he says, “If you pay me, I can’t shovel it.” So he gets apple pie, butterscotch oatmeal nut cookies, home canned green beans, and homemade wineberry jelly instead. He lives with his dad and they always like my home cooked goodies. Before and after shoveling our drive, he does everyone else’s driveway too! Amazing.

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Shoveling the garage so we can get the car out.

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Winter snowscape behind our house.

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Lawn furniture on the back deck.

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Our steps in the back are burried.

Winter Storm Jonas: Day 2

We survived day one of Winter Storm Jonas and day two is coming to an end.

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The back door is officially blocked and we cannot open it. But we can still get out the front door (at least for now). Hubby shoveled in the front so that we can continue to get out the door. We’re still able to get to the wood pile on the front porch. The wood burning stove is keeping us nice and toasty.

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The heat pump, one of our vehicles, and a pile of firewood in the yard are getting buried.

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Our antique bench from Nannie Gardenhire is somewhat protected from the snow but getting buried too. During the summer, we lie in our hammock between the two trees on the right.

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Hubby told the birds they better slow down on the vittles because he can’t get to their bird seed at the moment. We love our red cardinals! Too bad the screen was on the window for this photo.

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Our “Farmers Fancy” barn quilt block in all of her glory!

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I love looking out the window and seeing the beautiful colors on my hand-painted barn quilt.

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It seemed like a good day too make my famous (annual) apple pie. I didn’t get it baked in the fall, so it was a yummy treat on a cold winter day.

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Hubby kept busy dehydrating a batch of apples. We also worked on painting.

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The front yard with our well house, snow-laden (non-traveled) road, and neighbor’s barns.

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Photo taken from the side window of our home. Our poor neighbor was having to shovel snow and feed farm animals. I am so thankful we don’t have to deal with feeding farm animals today! The neighbor’s children were sliding from the back porch into the snow and having a grand time.