Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Old Man Winter is being down right relentless this spring.  I don't know if he and Mother Nature got in a fight, but it really needs to give-up sometime soon.

Last week, some of the snow had begun the slow melt like we had hoped for.  Although we were continuing to have some chilly temps, there were slight signs of spring. However, then the snow started to fall - again and again.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

That day I took the Impala instead of the Blazer.  That was a bad choice.  Thankfully the boys and I made it home.

Where is my 4-wheel-drive?!

Then on Sunday a blizzard hit with wind gusts 40+ miles per hour.  How can it be a wind gust when it never dies down?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The weather was bad, but we did not get nearly as much snow as other parts of the state.  The town 13 miles from our farm had 11" of snow.  We're not sure what the exact measurements were at the farm due to the blowing and drifting.

Don't go out there.

The next day was Monday, April 15th - Tax Day.  Since Travis and I are the only two running our small town's office, it was kind of necessary that we get to town and open up the office.  I left an hour-and-a-half later than normal just so that more of the roads could get cleared.  The boys had a fun time playing in the snow.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - Happy Tax Day!

It was quite the adventure, but I made it to town to drop the boys off at daycare, and was able turn around to make it to the other small town where we work...

Driving down the middle of a state highway, this time with 4-wheel-drive.

Only to leave three hours later to pick them up because Charlie was sick with the same cold and cough that Levi and I have.


And not to be out-done, this is what we woke up to this morning.  We are expected to get another 1-4" throughout the day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'm hoping this is the last of the snow (along with everyone else on the state)!  From an agricultural perspective, we need the snow to melt and temperatures to rise so that we can get planting in the field.  The crops that have growing seasons that typically require us to have the seed in the field by the end of April.  We'll see if the snow is even melted by then.

Just a word of advice: don't go looking at your photos of this time last year.  It will just make you even more depressed.  I'm not sure if I'm more depressed by the green grass or that my baby is no longer a baby!


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