Feb 2 – In which we have a blizzard.  Woke up to find 14 inches of snow had fallen overnight.  With the wind blowing it around, we have some 4 foot drifts.  Like this one at the back of the house:

Sadie says “what the deuce?”

Getting out to the barn was quite the chore.  The dogs seemed to enjoy it all for the most part.  Yesterday, in the calm before the storm, I mucked out the barn and laid all the old shavings and straw over the snow in the side yard of the barn.  The chickens came out and got some much needed sunshine.  Today not so much.  The snow is over the chickens’ heads!