Thursday, February 23, 2012

We Got Snow! Rural Thursday

It finally happened.  Last Sunday we got about 7 inches of snow.  The boys were so excited.  So was Scooter, our border collie.


The sun came up over our big pasture and I could see where our horses left tracks all through the snow.

Nothing says Rural Thursday like a tractor covered in snow, right?

Cort and Reid liked watching it snow, but they were a little less excited once we actually got outside.  They didn't want to venture out into it.

Pierce enjoyed eating snow.  He ate lots and lots of snow.  I suspect he's well hydrated for the next week or so.

Quiet life.

I hope you'll link up with Rural Thursday, hosted by A Rural Journal and I.  You can link up just about anything that suits a rural mindset - recipes, nature pics, your pets, crafts, etc.  Just grab the code below the button, add it to your post, and then come back and add your actual url to the link up.  Please be sure to visit at least 5 other blogs and leave them some comment love. 



On a side note, I always try to visit everyone who links up. Many of you have comment verification turned on.  If you haven't noticed, Google changed the comment verification and it is now often a blur of words that none of us can figure out how to type.  Here's an example from a comment verification I encountered last weekend:
I mean, look at that first word?  This is not because my picture is blurry - that's how it actually looked!  What is that supposed to be?  Please folks, turn your comment verification off.  Comment moderation is an excellent substitute, and the spam catcher does a great job catching spam anyhow.  In over 2 years of blogging, I've only encountered one or two spams that my spam catcher didn't pull out for me.

Happy blog hopping! 

58 comments:

Tracie said...

You live in such a beautiful area, I am very jealous!

Ginny said...

The new comment verification is awfu,l and what's up with the two words? I love the picture of Scooter in mid-air, and the kids!! Is this your house?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I love your snow photos! Your farm is beautiful all fluffied up by the snow!
Cort and Reid are so cute standing beside the house- not quite ready to venture out.
I think Pierce and Scooter had the best time of all.
Your photos are beautiful.

I turned my comment verification off, and the blogger has been catching the spams,- which make me happy.
Its impossible to read those words that we are supposed to type!-
(silly people)
love
tweedles

Chris said...

Remember to tell Pierce NOT to eat the yellow snow! ;-)

Wv turned off...x

Michael said...

love the dog jumping in the air...pure happiness

Nancy Claeys said...

Laughing at the twins -- that snow is scary! :)

Your home is so beautiful, Lisa.

Jill said...

WooHoo on your snow! You got a great action shot of your dog. So fun. I love the twins...just not quiet sure what to do. Cort sure did though. :) GREAT tractor shot!

Tanya said...

scooter looks as excited as ozzy was! the boys look adorable ready for the snow!

Kasey @ TFOMplus2 said...

I love the picture of the twins standing just outside the snow line! And your house looks very similar to ours. We live in a chalet-style home with a second level wrap porch. I'll have to get a picture sometime so you can see. So jealous that you have horses!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so jealous! We have had sunshine and head colds here.

The new commenting system is giving me a headache.

Clint Baker said...

Boy he was jumping for joy wasn't he?

andy said...

Looks like a great time you all had. O I love the tractor!!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Scooter was one happy dog! And I'm glad Pierce enjoyed the snow just as much.

One of these winters, all three boys will be out there having fun, I'm sure.

Julia said...

Love that snow! We bought our girls snow suits for this winter, and we've used them a total of two times. Argh! Who knew it was going to be such a mild winter?!

Anyway---AMEN to turning the word verification off! So annoying!

Karen said...

I hate the new word thing, it's ridiculously hard to read!...

Love your home, Lisa... my husband's dream Vermont home, you have there. Perhaps a tour sometime?

Great pics of your dog having fun in the snow.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I've posted a 'word verification free blog' at the top of my blog. Just so people know I don't participate in it.

Love the snow shots! Cort and Reid look like little Michelin Men all bundled up. LOL Crazy boys.

The Incredible Woody said...

Nothing beats a snow day!

Mary said...

That's awesome! I love the picture of the dog. Ours loves snow too. It must be the Huskey in her. We are getting some snow today but not as much as you.

Have a good day Lisa! :)

Out on the prairie said...

pretty snow, I love the dog shot jumping

Tina´s PicStory said...

... i turned it off in the very beginning and don´t have any problems :)

TexWisGirl said...

the snow looks great! your house does, too!

thanks for continuing to spread the anti-word verification message. i honestly don't think folks know they have it enabled. when i encounter it, i ask if they'd consider removing it and i've heard back from most that didn't know they even had it...

AudreyO said...

We don't get snow where I live...but when it gets super cold we get ice...brrr! As for the comment verification, I will try twice then I leave. Those words are sometimes impossible.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The snow pics are great & Scooter is definitely a happy pooch! LoL!

When I ran Barn Charm Monday-Wed, I encountered 4 that still had word verif on & I asked them all very nicely to please consider turning it off... 2 have, but 2 haven't & I can't make em, but I won't comment on their blog anymore, either, I just don't have the time to struggle & fight w/ word verif... I guess people don't know how to change it, so they think it'll go away? Who knows!

the cuby poet said...

Snow is so beautiful but why does it have to be so cold? yes I know if it wasn't cold it would be rain! Lovely photos today.

Evelyn S. said...

I love the reluctant boys at the edge of the snow! I would guess that means they don't experience it that often? The snow-covered tractor is a great rural image. (You live in a beautiful place, and your boys are very fortunate.)

Michelle Renee said...

Yay for snow. We finally got some, too. :)

Barbara said...

Have fun in the snow! It finally melted here, but it seems the cold is here to stay!

Thank you for the note on word verification. It drives me batty!

My Journey With Candida said...

Snow!!! Whooo Hoooo..... I am glad I am in Vegas Baby!!
Snow is okay... but I have been there done that once this year already.

Valerie said...

You guys got snow in a big way! Fun! I remember eating snow as a kid-I actually thought it tasted really good. More than just like frozen water!

I'm going to try to link up later today-and I totally agree about word verification! It has become a total pain. Last week I was supposed to type the math symbol for pi! ????

gtyyup said...

Just lovely!!! A fresh blanket of snow makes everything beautiful...yes, even tractors!! I really love the sunrise shot with the horse tracks. You must have taken that one from your deck...awesome house!

warren said...

You are very lucky then. I use wordpress and akismet, its automatic spam checker catches hundreds of spams per day, but without the captcha (which is nowhere near as bad as blogger) I would get dozens per day that got through and it was a pain.

Deb Crecelius said...

Each and every one of these photos is a great memory.
It is beautiful where you live.
I also recently turned off Blogger's word verification.
I knew I had word verification,
but didn't realize immediately that the format had changed.
It's not easy to use now.
And, it takes a bit of work to get it turned off
if you are using the new Blogger format.

Sandy said...

Love the snow photos....especially Scooter! He looks so extremely happy.

Nancy said...

What a nice homestead you have. Enjoyed all the photos. God bless.

Costin Comba said...

Lost in the snow, the tractor is waiting for spring to come. Beautiful pictures. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

Sally said...

Wonderful photo's, Lisa. I always love seeing the boys.

I've been on blogger since 2003, and found that their spam catcher is really good. I've never had a spam. But, yes I've encountered the new "two words" and it's a pain in the neck, for real. :)

Rambling Round said...

What delight! I think your dog likes snow better than your boys!

Candy C. said...

Love the sun coming up over the big pasture and that is just too funny about the boys not wanting to venture out into the snow! :)

Tracy said...

You certainly did get snow; my son would LOVE us to have just a touch, but hey we were at 74 today so not certain if that will happen!

Debbie said...

there's just nothing like a little snow and some cute little ones to enjoy it with!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I am so jealous! We have gotten no snow at all! What great pictures:)

Chatty Crone said...

Yeah and no I recognize your dog! sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I see your dog! sandie

Michaele said...

7 inches is a lot of snow : )

p.s. my mom always said snow had radioactive waves in it and we were NOT to eat it. We did anyway.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Beautiful photos! We got snow Sunday where we live, in Viginia, also, and we were so excited, like two kids! But Monday was back up to spring-like temperatures, so it quickly went away. We enjoyed it while it lasted!

Yes, the new captcha is annoying. I will turn mine off and see what happens.

Emily said...

So frosty and pretty! Enjoy!

Jen said...

Hooray for snow!! It's snowing here too :)
I love that tractor picture.
And, the comment verification is SOOO annoying!!!

va_grown said...

Oh, lucky! We haven't really gotten any snow this year. Just a dusting a couple weeks ago. We've gotten a little freezing rain, but mostly just mud. Today it's 72. It's suppose to be back in the 50s by Monday.

Great picture of your collie dog!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The pics are soo pretty...quiet life is right
Word verification is not needed

Jennifer said...

Fun snow day... we really havent had any snow here this year, yesterday was nice, sunny in the 70s, today cold, windy & while out doin animals chores I seen teeny tiny hard snowballs coming down for a sec.

edenhills said...

Now that dog is excited! Great pictures! We just had snow last night too. Thanks for promoting the word verification free blogs. :-)

Angela said...

Aw! Snow! I haven't seen that beautiful white stuff in almost a year! lol We didn't get NOTHING here! lol It's the year without snow at my neck of the woods!

I agree totally with you on the word verification! Preach on girl!

Becca said...

I love the pictures of Scooter. I live in Southern California and I always wonder if my dog would enjoy snow or not.

Rob-bear said...

Hmmmm. You've got more snow than we have. Yeah, it's been a really warm winter up here in Canada. Not exactly the Great White North; more like the Dismal Brown North

I've never used word verification; much prefer comment moderation. It reminds me when people leave a comment; I try to respond quickly to the notes folks leave.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great pictures !
Best regards from Paris...

Pierre

Anne Payne said...

Your pics are beautiful! We only had a few flurries :(

I did away with my verification. It was horrible.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I love your snow pics, and I love your dog. I know I already commented on that pic on twitter, but I just love it!
The comment verification is driving me nuts. I thought my eyes were going bad!

Kim said...

Deaglan eats snow all the time too only we live in the city where it's not good eating snow.