Snow!

It unexpectedly snowed overnight. Apparently areas above an elevation of 1,000 feet around the Portland region received some snow… and we’re at 1,100 feet.

Only about an inch, and it’s raining now, so it’ll probably be gone later today. But still fun to enjoy it while it lasts.

The feral cats are cozy in their heated shelter:

But the weight of the snow tore down the end of the chicken run roof netting:

So I went out with a staple gun and ladder to fix it:

Snow on the brown gazebo and trees:

Snow on the white gazebo:

The pond deck arbor:

The beehives:

Notice the clearer patch in the center of the roof, from the heat of the bees clustered inside:

Powder, no power

About four inches of snow fell this morning. Which led to a power cut, no doubt due to snow on trees taking out a line.

Since we’re on a well, no power means no water, which can be a pain. We do have UPSes to keep the internet going, so at least the most important thing is covered. 😉

One day we’d like to get a whole-house generator that we can hook up to our big propane gas tank, but those suckers are expensive. It’s usually not off for too long, so we just stick it out, and often prepare by filling containers with water if we think a cut is likely (due to high winds or snow).

Oh hey, the power just came back on, after being off for almost exactly two hours. We’ll see if it stays on.