Tuesday 13 December 2022

The snow fell!

That's a cold one! Nothing like out west last week, but at least there is a wee bit of snow to protect us and insulate the critters. In the meantime, the lead up.

Saturday morning, we had a visitor.

Sunday morning we had the same visitor. (I think!) I thought I'd set up the tripod and get better photos. 

 The pumpkins - Nov. 2nd vs. Dec. 12. They are whittling away at them. 

Poor Frosty. He is falling apart. He needs a new hat. He is doing well, all things considered. He's been repainted many times. Compare him to Frosty and Josephine in 2010. I truthfully don't know how old he is or where my parents got him. 

Then there is Felix. He is dressed for the season. My daughter-in-law made him and gifted him to me. It's supposed to be Jesse, my middle kid! She made two of them for their wedding reception in her mom's backyard.

Before the snow fell, the fawn with the sore leg was back. There was a fawn and a buck, too.


hurt fawn from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The bucks are dominant, and seem to charge the fawns, who understand the hierarchy, and run off playfully.

buck action from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I took out the garbage about 7:30 Monday morning. I went back out after breakfast to use the snowblower.  It was brisk. I am sore today. Those are muscles I haven't used in awhile. JB is still sore from his fall, so we are a perfect pair of old farts! 

snowblower from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Just after I finished, I heard a familiar sound. 

canada geese from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Tom said...

...stay warm and well.

RedPat said...

I saw a flock of geese flying over yesterday. I hope they were heading somewhere warm.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Between you two and that fawn, might need to rename the place Crumbly Acres! Stay warm... YAM xx

ashok said...

Wonderful clicks of the season

Barbara Rogers said...

Love Frosty in all his years...and the buck at the feeder, and you pushing a snowblower along. Ouch indeed!

Nancy J said...

Are the geese heading to warmer pastures? Love that snow blower video, and the pumpkins, they must be so tasty.

Elephant's Child said...

Smiling at YAM's comment. Stay safe, stay well and stay warm.

William Kendall said...

The deer are quite comfortable around your place.

DUTA said...

I like you in the snowblower video.
Action becomes you.

Red said...

You meander all over the place with this post. If there's still open water you will have geese. Some rivers here have spots of open water all year and yes, geese.

DrumMajor said...

Ok, I didn't know geese would fly that long without getting organized into a V formation. Maybe its easier to figure it out in Kansas. Linda

River said...

I like your Frosty snowman :)

Anvilcloud said...

The tripod seemed to work for you. IT OFTEN DOESN’T, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SUBECT IS MOVING AROUND. (Sorry caplock). I don’t use it in a lot of photos that aren’t longer shutter speeds. Certainly not for hockey action.

Divers and Sundry said...

It's such a different world! We have gray rain, which is not nearly as pretty as your snow but which is a lot less work.