Closing the Book on 2016

I’m keeping it somewhat short and sweet today. J and I spent most of the week digging out from the snowfall we received on Christmas Sunday. We had a couple nice days to catch up outside. I’m thankful that the cattle had a chance to dry off and regroup before the next winter system hits. It sounds like more snow (3-5″ predicted for today) and extreme cold is headed our way this week.

Last week I started reading Dakota Dreams: Women’s Stories of Passion and Perseverance by Karen Pearson. This book tells the story of seventeen women from South Dakota, the dreams that they have made come true, the strong women that influenced them and the impact they are having with in their communities. I’ve read seven stories thus far and highly recommend this book.

It’s hard to say how much snow the fell during the Christmas blizzard. We have drifts and snow banks tall then my 5’2″ height and the prairie has places with a 2-3″ of accumulation. The wind made for many headaches and poorly placed snow drifts.

The snow doesn’t bother Rosie! If I’m shoveling, she’s playing in the snow I throw. If she can ride in the ranger during chores she’s content. Her sad face shows when it’s to cold too have her come along.

I’ve been able to fend off cabin fever with a couple of walks outside. Early last week I captured the colors of sunset.

Happy New Year to you; I wish you the very best in 2017!

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6 Responses to Closing the Book on 2016

  1. Happy New Year! Great photos. Snow and very cold temps predicted this week for us too.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Happy new year! We got another two inches last night. I hope you have a safe, happy, and healthy new year.

  3. Kim says:

    We’ve only had a dusting of snow so far this winter (which I probably shouldn’t tell you). We are supposed to get cold again this week, but it’s not supposed to bring a lot of snow. Since I will be entertaining the girls some this week, I was hoping for nicer weather. I guess we’ll see what happens. I did enjoy seeing your snow photos, though I’m sure it caused headaches for your chores. Happy 2017, Robyn!

    • Robyn says:

      Kim,
      The snow can be a challenge. We got another 3-5″ yesterday morning. It was light and fluffy and will probably be more of an issue tomorrow as they are calling for wind. I am thankful that we get a day or two to dig out, see the sun and regroup before the next storm.

      I made a run for town today to get groceries and run a few errands. J took a drive and determined I could get out and home with the pickup. If the wind blows the road shut, again, it might be a while before we get out.

      Happy 2017 and enjoy your time with the girls.

  4. CountryMum says:

    Happy New Year Robyn!
    I do so love your snow photos. It looks really beautiful, and I don’t even feel how cold it must be!

    • Robyn says:

      Lynda,
      Thank You for making me laugh! It is cold, but chilled fingers are worth it for a good photograph. I think we got up to zero degrees today (Tuesday). With little wind and sunshine, it didn’t seem too bad.

      Happy New Year to you and yours!

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