Thursday, November 13, 2008

Snow pictures

It's hard to tell in this picture but there are 5 1/2 foot tall fences buried in there. The rams were in that pen and the snow banks were hard enough to walk them across it and put them in a different lot.

I'm standing on the snow bank taking this picture. That tree broke off onto the chicken house. The chicken house with all but one chicken it was completely buried. There wasn't anything but a bit of the roof showing.

The dogs could walk across the fence in the high spot there and it's over 6 foot high.

Once it settled down around here my boys had a blast digging a huge tunnel in this bank. They had a great time naming all the different "peaks", "mountain ranges" and "passes".

The barn towards the back is 14 foot tall at the back. The snow drift actually gets much higher to the left of the picture. That one went to almost 20 feet tall. The drift towards the front went into the building. To get in there I had to dig a little hole and then I could shimmy in on my stomach up against the ceiling. Thankfully the rams weren't in there. Just one stray chicken.


Robin French said...

Wow, that's pretty amazing. Hey, is that Bart in the 3rd picture, with the little puppy?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Don't bust a gut moving all that snow. Jeez. Ain't it fun farming? :)

Kathy said...

Holy Moly Laura. I knew from the news reports that the Sturgis area had gotten hit hard and I was thinking of you and Mike. But man, your story sounds like the stories that I used to read about in storms of many, many years ago.

I am glad that you are all safe. Sorry to hear about the loss of some livestock, but you're right, it could have been worse.

Maybe I don't want to move to SD. ;-)

Take care of yourselves.


Laura Hicks said...

Robin, that is Bart with the puppy. He's just one of the pack now. He has a great time playing king of the mountain on the snow now!

Thankfully I have two able bodied sons to help me dig.

Kathy, it's been melting rapidly the last few days. It's a muddy mess and our road is almost impassable now but life seems to be getting back to normal. All except for the hum of the generator! :-)

Robin French said...

And who is that adorable little puppy?! I need me a tri one of these days.

I can guarantee you Bart would never get to play king of that kind of snow mountain here. King of the mud puddle maybe...

Kathy said...

When will you get your power back?? I hope that it is soon!!