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!