Saturday, February 9, 2013

~35.5 INCHES OF SNOW!

As evening falls the wind has died down...the snow has come to an end...
 35.5 inches of white fluffy snow covers the earth here in Gorham...a record... 
 out yonder...behind a very large snow drift you can just make out the tip top of the chicken coop...no worse for wear the chickens have fared well...six large eggs gathered this evening... 
 it took most of the day to get cleaned out...plowing...snow blowing...shoveling...it is no easy task with a driveway as long as ours... the north  wind whipping and the temperature a mere 16 degrees...a day for long johns and snowpants...
 neighbors shoveled their roof...
 tomorrow the sun is to shine...
the blizzard of 2013 is one for the record books...tomorrow many of us seasoned Mainers will head to the grocery store and prepare for the next one...it is winter in Maine after all...

34 comments:

Ginny said...

You and the Mister need a long hot bath. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

MTWaggin said...

HOLY COW!!! That is a bunch of snow. So glad all are well and tucked in! The moisture will be nice for you all and the sun will make it all just sparkle!

Rugs and Pugs said...

So happy that you are safe and warm.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Michelle said...

Wow...even though that is a lot of snow, it sure is beautiful. Thank goodness for the snow blower!

Stay warm.

Michelle

Gail said...

Oh, my goodness! I can't even imagine that much snow.

Hope the power held. I noticed many without.

annie said...

take care, what a load of work, shoveling, and making those 6 eggs, whew!!

Primitive Stars said...

Hope all is well with you and Mr. Stay cozy inside by the wood stove......Great winter pictures, love the snow fellow, Hugs Francine.

earlene said...

Glad it stopped!!
Did you lose power?

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, we are in Western Ma. we have about 22 inches of snow, such a project to get everything cleaned up. Spring will be here soon and this will be forgotten once the daffodils and tulips bloom. Stay safe and warm. Dianne

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Yikes, that's a lot of snow. OOB had a record too! I hope to get out to take some better pics tomorrow!

We waited until 3:00 to begin the dig out, we're about half way done . . . then we leave and head to MA to do the same thing all over again!

Jacque. said...

Glad you are all okay. Take care!

Mary said...

Greetings from an equally cold and snowy Connecticut - 30 inches here.I love your pics and blog and am so glad everyone is safe. Ah, the joys of New England. Tonight is very pretty and very quiet. The plows have given up! Time to snuggle up to the cats, eat popcorn and drink cocoa and dream of the flowers of spring.

Julia said...

So glad that the storm is over. Wow, that is a LOT of snow. The wind is starting to dye down here now. Hoping that it for snow for now but I know better.

Stay safe and warm
Hugs,
JB

Rowan said...

Glad that you are weathering the storm successfully. My friend in NH says they have nearly 3 feet of snow there. In the UK the media get paranoid about a couple of inches of snow and 6 inches pretty much paralyzes the entire country!

Jenny said...

Wow! That must almost be good insulation for the Chooks! That much snow must take ages to dissipate! I hope you had a nice hot warming soup ready for you after all that hard work!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wowzers! i was watching GMA and saw the snow totals and was thinking of you!bbi used to live in the snow belt and we got snows like this often. enjoy it if you can!

Anonymous said...

Our deck has about five feet of snow from the wind blowing. We will clear a path to get through to the lower deck and out to the garage where the snow blower is waiting to clear the driveway and the rest can wait. Every thing looks so pretty around your house. Perfect day for snow shoes.

Peacemom said...

HI Julie,

Hard telling how much snow we got what with all the drifting, but somewhere around 33". Quite a bit, though! Thousands of pounds of it shovelled here today for sure. Glad you faired well, stay warm! ~Vonnie

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

CH kept looking for you guys last night on the news and mentioned the current total he thought you had. Now we know for sure! Dog Trot sure does look beautiful with that 35.5 inches of snow. I can't imagine!!!

Debby said...

It is beautiful as long as you have power. Glad you are okay.

summersundays-jw said...

Trying to imagine 3 ft. of snow & wondering how you shovel that. Good luck! Jan

Farm Girl said...

So glad it stopped and now you are digging out. It does look so pretty though.

Margaret said...

Just like us you are well acquainted with the shovel this weekend! But you win the snow total war! Impressive! It's so darm pretty. I love Maine! Such a beautiful state. Maggie

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, did you see how I spelled " die "down
I've been dyeing too much wool, lol. I had left a comment and I wasn't sure if I had sent it and was just checking.

Hope all is well today.
Hugs,
JB

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

oh, my look at all the white stuff~ simply beautiful~ but wow, lot of work~ preparation~ clean up~ thanks for sharing~ never seen that kind of snow in Ohio~ maybe glad I haven't giggles~ hang in there~ keep safe ~
smiles
Teresa

jody said...

oh my gosh! wow! did you get snow! it has just started up here in mn. i think we are on the edge of the storm so wont get near what you got. what beautiful winter pictures tho.. glad you are all faring well...enjoy your day!

An Historical Lady said...

HOLY COW, Julie! You guys really got hammered! We did not get quite that much! Adam says we got about 2 feet or so. Your photos are gorgeous, and your house looks so beautiful!
Hope your warm and happy~
Hugs to you and Winslow Homer too!
Blessings,
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

acorn hollow said...

we had a beautiful day here in central NH almost 40. but then I hear that there is an ice storm on the way for monday. Now where is that ground hog???
Cathy

Michelle said...

Seeing the neighbors on the roof would worry me a bit! Glad you guys are surviving!

Terry and Linda said...

MY HEAVENS! I'm so glad you are alright!!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Penelope's Beehive said...

My goodness me...although the snow is so very lovely, 35.5 inches of fluff is a wee bit much I would say! I am delighted that your chickies fared well, and that you and yours are safe and cozy.
Thank you most kindly for popping by my humble spot...it is lovely to make your acquaintance.
Wishing you sunshiny, snow-melting days to come!
Warmly,
Judy xx

WendyBee said...

Wow, that was something wasn't it? I'm down in Biddeford way out to the east and we got several more inches than in town, but I just don't know how much. The wind drifted it so much that we don't know where to measure! The snow without the wind this morning was so pretty, but now it's just a sloppy, soupy rainy mess. I like it when there is snow left in and on the trees, and neither storm left us any.
Stay warm and cozy.

Prims By The Water said...

I could not imagine having that much snow. So glad you are safe and well. We still keep having rollercoaster weather here in Michigan. 7 inches of snow Friday with rain this morning and snow again this evening. So wishing Spring would hurry up and get here, Janice

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Almost exactly a yard!
I don't think its possible to experience Maine completely until you have been in a snow storm there.
My grandpa grew up in Munsonville, NH, outside Keene and used to tell me about the snow and ice skating, and barrel jumping on the frozen lake. I love the grit of you New Englanders.