Snow Day

American Poet Laureate Billy Collins answered Grace Cavalieri’s interview about Snow Day in 2001 with “Snow Day is about that time when it snows so much that the day is declared by some “official” to be a snow day for schools, and then our lives change in a certain way.” 

Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,   
its white flag waving over everything,
the landscape vanished,
not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,
Snow Caps

Snow Caps

 

We had one of those days here in Vermont.  And I loved it.  There weren’t any kids here to make snowflakes, cocoa or snow sculptures, but our critters made plenty of their own versions of snow angels and I spent nearly the entire day outside in the deep, white fluff we accumulated.  A foot of snow so far?

How did my life change, in a certain way…I’m uncertain.

There was a brief foray into the village to mail packages, eavesdropping on some local coffee klatsch and chit chat in the post office, providing insight into the lives of my community.  Compassion for dear Thistle, the Shetland ram, who shares a (temporarily) frozen hoof with Cricket, the Springer Spaniel, who limps on a (temporarily) frozen paw.

Mainly I observed quiet.  Snow falling, snow piling, white and soft and bright and cold quiet. Even the sheep were quiet today.

What are your hours?

What are your hours?

Inside Out

Inside Out

Porridge is better in the snow

Porridge is better in the snow

It's only a little inconvenient to have a snowbeard

It’s only a little inconvenient to have a snowbeard

Bring it!

Snow Day!

Curly snowy warriors

Curly snowy warriors

Snowy Angora Beards

Does this snow make me look fat?

Lu, you're always adorable

Lu, you’re always adorable

EAT HAY!

EAT HAY!

Oh My Sweet Alyssum

Oh My Sweet Alyssum

Thalia, perfect

Thalia, perfect

Fuel

Fuel

Take my picture!

Take my picture!

Milkweed mugging

Milkweed mugging

Thistle conserves

Thistle conserves

Milkweed paces

Milkweed paces

Hey!  It's snowing!

Hey! It’s snowing!

Morning Kiss

Morning Kiss

Bright breakfast for Princess Peppermint

Breakfast was bright

 

 

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  1. Wow!! What a glorious day you had! I detect a tone of joy, peace, and gratitude in your words. And while I’m reading, I slowly realize that a smile is on my face as I look through your photos of all you saw today. Snow day, yes indeed!

    1. Aww, Sandy, you are so kind and intuitive. And yes, it was really just a peaceful day overall. I didn’t get as much done as was on my list, per usual, but it was magical. Hope your day was beautiful, too.

      1. YOUR ARTICLES ARE ALWAYS NEWSY, HAPPY, WARM & FUZZY. I LOVE ALL FO THE PICS OF YOUR”FAMILY”…JUST PRECIOUS!! NICE JOB.

        1. Thank you, Debbie! So kind of you to comment! And hope you are having a kind winter there in OH on that pretty property!

    1. Thank you, Kate! Love sharing, especially with such appreciative readers. I know our animals will be kicking it up when the weather improves, but for now, they are lessons in stoicism!

  2. Looks like everyone there is comfortable and thriving. Lots of your hard work paying dividends. Keep it up. I hope the hay holds out! I’m working on a post which will give a bit of insight into our most recent, cold weather, project. D

    1. Oh the weather, oh the farm animals. Keeping us all out of trouble, right?!
      Thanks for stopping by the farm and reading my posts, D – you are so kind and generous to give it/my blog the time of day 🙂
      -T

  3. So late in reading this and treasuring all the lovely pictures! We are having another snow day today, so can only imagine what those critters all are wearing. Snow muffs for sure!

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