Snow is Coming…


Posted by Annie in Organic, Outdoors, Twain Harte News on March 5, 2013

We could be in for it this time!  The weather report says 8 inches at 4,000 feet and 1-2 feet at 5,000.  Let’s hope their right, the problem is the weather man is almost always wrong.  I’m expecting about a foot of snow, it’s cold and it feels like it’s going snow and hard.

Chick brave the cold

Which leads me to my other problem(s).  We now have a cat, 2 dogs and 12 chickens, which are only 8-days old.  I can’t believe how much they have grown.  Yet, they still are so small.  I’ve been having a time with the dogs and the cat.  They get so excited, when I let them out to see the birds, that they try to scratch under the pen.  But, realistically they are pretty good — all things considered.

I get a quite a work out, cleaning the pen and providing fresh food and water.  It’s fun but I’m much more careful with these birds than I ever was, when we had or farm and raised chickens. The biggest challenge in going to be keeping them warm with all this snow coming.  I have two infrared lights (I am not even going to thing about what that’s doing to our electric bill.

I know that it will be worth it in the end.  We will love having eggs and fresh chicken but I sure am tired.  Bundle up, stay warm.  I’ll keep you posted if not here, on Facebook, join us.

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Spring has Sprung — a leak


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors, Twain Harte News on March 16, 2012

Get out the umbrella, dig out those galoshes and don’t forget the rain coat! It’s wet out there. It’s only been raining a couple of hours and we already have an inch and a half. But that’s not all… is calling for snow once again, in the forecast issued yesterday.

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Sierra Nevada — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Friday 5 PM through Saturday 5 PM.

Snow levels will begin around 4500 feet before lowering to 3000 feet on Saturday.

Light snow accumulations are possible from 3000 through 3500 feet. Four to eight inches of snow is likely above 4000 through 5000 feet.

We could really get it this time… or it could fizzle and just give us rain. Only time will tell. (I’m crossing my fingers hoping for snow.)

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Promises of snow…


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors on February 29, 2012

We been promised snow but I have to tell you it’s not looking good. Currently, it’s 37° but it feels like 25° it’s really cold out there probably because the wind is blowing. The humidity is 61 so, it could go either way. The air feels kind of heavy I can’t see (because it’s dark) the sky above so it’s anyone’s guess right now.

According to Ryan Campbell at the Union Democrat:

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Forecasters say snow level could drop to 1,600 feet Wednesday

National Weather Service forecasters issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region this morning, saying rain and snow as low as 2,600 feet are all but certain late tonight.
More of the same is forecast for Wednesday — with a 100 percent chance of precipitation and snow down to 1,600 feet. While flakes may fall, little or no snow accumulation is forecast in the foothills.
I’ve got a fire burning in the wood burner and I’m going to hope and pray for snow. It will probably start around 4:00 a.m. I’ll let you know. Drive safely, slow down the roads maybe icy in the morning.
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