Got Snow?

What do you do when you arrive at your vacation home that you haven't been to in about 6 months AND there is 4 feet of snow? You start shoveling your way in!

This is from inside the livingroom looking out the window! That small handle on the left is our outdoor shower, that's how high the snow was!

Don't let the tracks fool you, we were actually walking ontop of the snow it was so hard packed. This is the little sled that we use to bring our stuff in from the road. It was made long ago by Glen's grandfather.

This our backyard. This is what we get to look at everytime we go to the outhouse. We do own into the woods and it is "State land" after that. It goes down quite steep and runs into the west Canada Creek.

This is our outhouse. It was built by Glen and his Dad a few years ago after the old one literally fell in! Notice how Glen had to dig out the door. He made nice snow steps going down in.

This is our back door going into the kitchen. This is after Glen had started shoveling off the roof. If you look close you can see him next to the house. He is shoveling a tunnel so the snow won't brake the windows... or the walls. He put 2X4 boards in front of the windows so the snow would not fall and break the windows (we had that happen a couple years ago).

This is our shed and the back of the house. Notice all the snow on top of the shed and house roof that Glen had started shoveling. Lots and lots of snow!

AAAHHH! and this is the nice warm and pretty woodstove where I spent most of my time in front of!

I spent most of the weekend knitting and reading. Glen met a friend of ours and went skiing at Oak Mt. in Speculator. We both had a great time.

Shelley in Mich. is having a giveaway on her log cabin blog.! She has a new online store selling her wonderful pictures! Check them out! This is a link for the giveaway - http://logcabininmichigan.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaway-from-log-cabin.html

Books - I finished "My Hutterite Life" by Lisa Marie Stahl this was an excellent book, very interesting. I had always thought the Hutterites were like the Amish, they are not! They have computers, word processors, electricity, tractors, and decorate their homes. They also live in small communities, kind of more like the shakers. They don't have to pay for anything, the community privides, but they also don't earn any wages everything goes to the community, but nobody is in want of anything. I think we can all learn from their style of living.

I also read "Waiting for Summer's Return" by Kim Vogel Sawyer. She has writen many books and this was my first. I can tell you right now I will be reading all her others! This was a Christian Historical Fiction taking place in the 1890's. It was about a Mennonite family taking in a woman as a toutor. Her whole family died of Typhoid. The Mennonite man had lost his wife, his boy broke his ribs and needs schooling. Between the two tradagdies they both found happiness with the help of God. This was a very easy reading, feel good book!

Reading through the states -
1. California - Echoes, by Erin Grady
2. Florida - In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner
3. Iowa - The Learning, by Ruthann Weaver
4. Massachusetts (Cape Cod) - A Year by the Sea, by Joan Anderson
5. South Carolina - Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison
6. Kentucky - The Believers, by Janice Holt Giles
7. Minnesota - Hit By a Farm, by Catherine Friend
8. North Carolina - Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler
9. Montana - My Hutterite Life, by Lisa M. Stahl
10. Kansas - Waiting for Summer's Return, by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Top 5 favorite veggies - I love just about all veg. though!
1. Broccoli
2. Salad (this can count as one veg.)
3. Potatoes
4. Fresh tomatoes from the garden
5. Corn on the cob


  1. Hey, looks like you're making ground on your book from every state goal! Way to go. :)

    You don't even want to know the weather we've been having. Sunny and 78 degrees. This is the time of year when I just love Arizona.

  2. Your "winter home" is just beautiful! I love all of the snow!

    Top 5 favorite veggies
    1) Broccoli
    2) Cauliflower
    3) Artichokes
    4) Green beans
    5) Potatoes

  3. snow, snow, snow! Don't like snow. Thats why I live here in TN. I would not walk outside to the out house in the cold and snow. no way nada, nope not at all!

    Top 5 veggies:
    1) broccoli
    2) cauliflower
    3) asparagus
    4) beets
    5) spinach
    Sorry but tomatoes, squash and cumcumbers are not veggies, they are fruit. Any food that comes from a flower is a fruit. (Just getting back at you for the computer and phone that you would not let me use in another top 5.)
    Love ya,

  4. Hi Wendy! Loved seeing your place!! So cute!! I did get your book by the way and will be reading it this weekend at the cabin! And that woodstove of yours is great - I would love to have that!

    Top 5 Veggies:
    1. Spinach
    2. Carrots
    3. Broccoli
    4. Cucumbers (but wait - your mom said that's a fruit??)
    5. Artichoke

  5. Erin - I really love doing the "reading through the States" I am so glad I thought of it. And you can come up and sample the snow anytime!

    Casey - I still have to get you and Paula up there to our cabin!

    Mom - Yeah you are right, tomatoes are a fruit. But I do really love them. and I forgot about asparagus! I love that too.

    Shelley - Don't listen to my mother!!!!! LOL (loving your book so far).

  6. Hey, don't tell Shelley not to listen to me. I"m right as you said, It is a fruit. I love cumcumbers and tomatoes and squash but these are fruits and you said your top 5 veggies so I was just doing as I was told and trying to make no mistakes so you would not have to correct me again. Respect your elders!!!!
    Love, Mom

  7. Ha ha ha ha! You are so funny!

  8. Any time daughter!!!
    Love Ya

  9. Great snow pics! We really got hit the last few days. I took some pics of the piles in the backyard that I'll post sometime today.

    Top 5 favorite veggies--well I like them all so that's hard but here goes:
    1. cauliflower
    2. broccoli
    3. spinach
    4. potatoes
    5. cucumber