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We survived the blizzard!

February 12, 2012

For starters, I got up the nerve to begin stitching on Celise. Of course, I had to rip most of it out!

Here’s her face so far…

Her eyes, nose and lips are done. I lost another day because I had to go into Charlottetown to get some invisible thread. I will work on her tomorrow…I promise!

Yesterday afternoon, we built another pen in the barn and brought home another bull calf. Here is Trev giving him a bottle. The calf is a day old. His name will be ‘Opus’

The older two calves were very interested in the procedure!

We found out in the late afternoon that the Valentine’s dinner we were going to was cancelled due to the coming storm. Our friends decided that we should all get together anyway so we drove out to Kensington and had supper together. Lots of fun, as usual!

We left for home around 10:30 and had a hard time of it as the road was completely obliterated in most places. The snow was whipping past the windshield horizontally. We made it home and went to sleep.

Around 3:30am, we woke up because the house was vibrating. Trev went down to stoke the wood furnace and fill the calf pails with water in case of a power outage. We got a call from our neighbours at 4:00am to say that her elderly father (92) had fallen and was unresponsive. Trev and I got dressed and tried to get to the truck. The wind was so strong that the drift in front of our porch was 4′ high and it was sandblasting our faces even with our backs turned!! We would not have been able to drive in that. We called them back and he drove the big tractor over with the snowblower attached. It was really hard for him to even see where the road was, causing a few tense moments as he headed into the ditch! We followed him back to their place and made it just after three pickups with first-response guys arrived. We did what we could until the ambulance arrived closely following the plow truck. Lots of vehicles everywhere.

Our friend went with her dad and we stayed at their house until morning. We followed the tractor back home to find huge drifts everywhere. The plow truck had not been to our place yet.

Trev going to the barn for the morning feeding.

Some shots from the kitchen…

Here’s the front porch drift where the tractor had driven through…you can hardly tell!

The sun came up in a rather glorious fashion to a calm, snowy, crisp world…

So, once more, we survived and even managed to get in an adventure! Love this place!

Keep warm!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2012 8:45 pm

    Another calf!! Tell dad he should be collecting heifers instead. 😉

  2. Glenda permalink
    February 13, 2012 4:37 pm

    Every so often, a snow storm is welcomed….Not getting one here but when we head to Kelowna, well they’re still getting snow. Ft. Worth received quite a bit of snow (for them) the last couple of days….but TN is still clear. Cold but no snow (other than a few flakes people had seen). 🙂 Blessings to you two.

  3. Lori permalink
    February 13, 2012 5:18 pm

    Wow! And people think we get a lot of snow in Colorado. Not with that kind of wind velocity. We have gotten some snow here over the weekend and its good to see. There is nothing like a good snowstorm to make one grateful for a warm house…and a chance to bake! Stay warm and keep those PEI pictures coming-they make my days a little warmer in the heart.

  4. Adela permalink
    February 14, 2012 1:06 am

    What excitement. You really do know how to live.
    So far she looks great. Keep up the good work.

  5. Joan Massey permalink
    February 14, 2012 6:21 am

    Quite the storm!!! I hope the next one misses you – that’s probably enough excitement for now, eh?
    We had huge drifts like that last year in Saskatchewan; this year, we have less than a foot of compact snow. I haven’t had any drifts blocking my front door (the only door, I might add) yet. Your critters are blessed to have that great barn.
    That sunrise shot is wonderful!
    Another boy calf??? You are gonna be short enough ladies to keep them happy when they are grown up! He is a handsome fella though, I must say.
    Looking forward to see what you do with “Celise”…

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