Who's walking whom?
Last weekend we took our son's dogs for a walk. Ellie May and Buckley are black Lab crosses and love to get out for some exercise. We took a walk through the old orchard that used to be a part of the farm that Murray grew up on.
There were lots of animal tracks everywhere, mostly deer and rabbit.
The orchards and fields are growing up and uncared for. The apple trees have gone wild and the deer are eating the new buds.
We walked on the snowmobile trail which was nice and compacted. If we stepped off it we sunk to our knees. There is a lot of snow.
A rest break. They were pretty excited to be out and when they saw a deer they just about bolted. Last year we didn't have them on leashes and they both took off on us through the woods after a deer. After about 10 minutes they came back. We learned our lesson and used leashes this time. Ellie managed to slip from her collar once but stayed put.
We saw one sign of spring in this huge poplar tree in the yard that was loaded with swelling buds.
But, you'd better get your shovels out, you're going to need them.
The snow has started about 2 hours ago and so far it's melting as the temperature is just above freezing. We are expected to receive up to 35 cm. of snow along with northeasterly winds. It will get worse throughout the night and tomorrow. We've been told to prepare for power outages and have supplies on hand. I guess we'll have to draw some pails of water for the flushes. I went to town this morning for groceries just in case I don't get out for a few days. Surprisingly it was very quiet at the grocery store but I expect at suppertime it will be really busy as people head home from work. The birds are enjoying the feeders this afternoon and getting their little tummies full.
I'm hoping this is the last of the big storms for this winter. We've had enough this season! I'm enjoying seeing lots of spring on some blogs lately. Be it talk of spring weather and gardens and decor, or the real thing. It's all so refreshing and hopeful. Be safe!