Monday, March 3, 2008

Of Barbeque and Snow

Yesterday I awoke to a clear blue sky that promised a day filled with warmth and sunshine. DH and Clint started the morning in the arena where they worked with their horses and talked eagerly about bringing cattle up soon so that they could begin roping in the evenings. Tiffany and I visited while I snapped a few photos and we made plans to head over to their house for supper that night. Clint was going to grill some Fillet Mignon, Tiffany was making potatoes and a salad and I offered to bring bread and another salad. The previous few days had brought us into warm weather mode. Time to break out the grill. We were banishing the winter and prepared to jump into spring. Our jumping, apparently, was a bit premature. See that clear, blue sky?
Well it didn't stay around for long. By the time we went out to chore around 5, this is what it looked like. It blew in in a matter of minutes:
The wind whipped in and we tended to chores amidst the swirling, angry dirt. March was definitely blowing in like a lion.


We left for Clint and Tiffany's and by the time we drove the 6 miles to their house, the wet drops of rain had begun to splatter on the windshield. Clint had hauled the grill into the shop/barn and he ran back and forth between it and the house until the meat was ready. Ohhh...it was so worth it! We dined like Kings last night and as always, enjoyed the company of friends.

As we left their house, the snow began to fly. I didn't have my camera with me (I should know better) so DD and I turned back around after we got home and drove down the road a piece with camera in hand. I know, only crazy people drive around in a spring blizzard trying to get pictures in the middle of the night.

This morning, we awoke to a world of white. I immediately donned a coat and irrigation boots over my pajamas and grabbed my camera. Alas, the wind was blowing so hard that it wasn't easy capturing decent pictures although I tend to forget the cold while I am shooting. Reminder: get a bigger card for my camera. I ran out of room before I really got started.
We have about 3-4" of snow on the ground and if the wind stops blowing, I'll venture back out. This morning, I was in such a hurry to head out that I didn't even pull on socks so the irrigation boots rubbed my ankles raw. Yes, I am generally brighter than that. I just jumped out of bed so fast and I must have still been half asleep when I ran out the door.

I love the snow! Alas, there is one downside to snow in March. Once again, our beautiful apricot tree will be fruitless this summer. On Saturday I noticed the first white blooms peeping through to greet the spring. This morning they are covered under this:
Sigh! However, we are glad to see a bit of moisture. We would welcome more.

6 comments:

agent713 said...

Wow that's quite the storm.

I love that you went outside without socks. Definitely a woman after my heart LOL

Ranch wife said...

What a hoot! I would have loved to have been the feed man, pulling up to your house, and seen a crazy woman in robe and irrigater boots with camera in hand taking pictures of the snow.
Great pictures by the way.You seem to be getting the hang of that new camera.
M
OH yes could you would you please post the recipe for the chicken and dumpling cass. I have a chicken out in the freezer just screaming COOK ME.

Caitlin said...

(quote) "wet drops of rain" (/end quote) well, uh... *cough cough* ya know I wasn't sure if rain drops were wet so I'm sure glad you put that in there. cleared that up for me.

Rhonda said...

I so enjoy reading your blog--came here a couple of weeks ago when you posted a link to those wonderful Buckaroo Bundles from the SS forum. Wow!! That was a great recipe, btw. I have every intention of making the State Fair Biscuits, too.
Your photography is beautiful--I, like you, love to photograph and am always looking to get a great shot--fully dressed or no. :)
I live on a farm in eastern Indiana where DH and I are raising 5 pretty amazing children ages 21-13.
I look forward to more blog and more recipes!
God Bless.

Karin said...

Hi Rhonda! Thanks for your sweet comments! Your note made me smile. It's always nice to hear from readers.

Sounds like you have a wonderful life! What do y'all farm? Isn't it a great way to raise a family?! I love that you used the word 'amazing' in reference to your children! That's the perfect word!

I would love to exchange a recipe or two with you. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas. Seems I'm always feeding someone around here! Sounds like you're probably doing the same!

Have you shared LO's in the SS gallery? I'm trying to get some more posted and I'm always on the lookout for inspiration.

Thanks again!

Sara said...

Crazy New Mexico weather... I still can't believe it snowed.... the pictures are awesome!

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