THREE WOOD PRAIRIE DOGS ENJOYING AFTERMATH OF LATEST SNOWSTORM. In recent weeks, multiple storms have been making up for lost ground and have been hitting Maine in rapid succession. One storm was heavy, dense snow topped with 2+ inches of freezing rain pellets. That was hard plowing and took Caleb most of twelve hours to finish the farm’s big snowplowing job.
During this most recent big snowstorm we got a foot of snow and had told the crew to stay home and stay safe. Shipping Organic Seed Potatoes could wait for another day.
As was forecast, the storm ended abruptly, and humans and dogs were happy to venture outside again, even as a stiff north wind blew strong and cold.
Here, all three dogs are having fun chewing on packed-snow-clods left behind by Caleb’s snowplowing. From left to right, Caleb and Lizzi’s gentle hulk 20-month-old Rottweiller, ‘Ralph,’ weighing in at 150 pounds; Amy’s energetic Australian Shepherd, ‘Oakley’; and Sarah & Megan’s middle-aged Great Pyrenees, “Halle.”
In the background, our snow-encased 132-foot long ‘High Tunnel’ before Caleb took at its snow with the monstrous Michigan Payloader.
Just three more months of Winter, then the snowpack melts and we’ll be farming again! Caleb, Megan & Jim