Since I’ve started keeping a garden journal and writing down the dates of our area’s frosts and snow days, I’ve noticed that for the past few years we’ve always gotten our first winter’s snow in mid to late February. Yesterday we got our second decent snow, a mere 4″ but enough to cover our driveway and weigh down the trees. Here is the view from the top of our driveway looking down. At the bottom of this hill, the drive curves to the left, then takes a sharp right to go across a wooden bridge and up a steep hill to bring us to the top of our road.
It doesn’t take much snow to trap us at home. Our driveway being so steep can be very difficult to escape, even with a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Most of the gravel road is shaded and remains pure ice long after the main roads, which have been salted, are safe to travel again. It makes me grateful that we have provisions stored away just in case we can’t get out for several days.
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