A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow, Snow and More Snow

It started snowing late Thursday evening and continued on and off, mixed with rain, until mid-day Saturday. This resulted in a huge volume of really heavy snow! We lost power for just over 24 hours, likely due to the many trees which were down along the roads...we actually had to stop along the Beaver Valley Road to help a snow plow driver remove a tree that had landed on the cab of his grader.

This is one of the paths we have shovelled to access key parts of our property...like the chicken coop...

It has been pretty exciting seeing the snow pile up and a couple of things have made the situation that much more pleasant...

1. Rainer, our wonderful neighbour, showing up and kindly plowing our driveway, because he 'was just passing by' :)

2. The purchase of our new 4x4 truck, with new studded snow tires...goodbye mini-van.

3. Lots and lots of firewood...means no power is really no big deal.

4. Horsefly Hardware sells the best sleds!! The girls and I have been enjoying some great sledding down our driveway!


  1. Ahhh, you bring back memories of the best parts of living up North in the winter... and I can tell you are in love with your sheep already!

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