Well, it might as well be winter too. Sunday was warm, sunny spring like, leaves budding, mud drying, just a wonderful day. Then....( can you hear the music to Jaws)
Monday night the rain started, Tuesday wet snow mix and yesterday, let's just say if it wasn't for summer fire season, the 10 inches of snow were MOST unwelcome. Gene spent three quarters of the day out running from one disaster to another. A huge power line down on the Hyatt Lake access road, then a tree across Highway 66, and a local run off the road by an over sized truck load. Highway 66 is a narrow windy kind of scary road that has a length and weight limit. Big rigs are not allowed, but it doesn't stop them from trying to avoid the I 5 chain requirement or resulting slow down. I don't know what they are thinking. Really are they?
So we went from this.......
To this in a matter of hours.
This was the scene of the downed 13,000 volt power line. Pacific Power shut it down so the guys could direct traffic around it (and they could fix it). Not only was it snowy, it was windy. We had gusts up to 40mph. You only needed to stand outside to have snow packed onto your body. The horses had a condition we fondly refer to as snow ass. It means they have all had their heads in the shelter with their butts sticking out. All the horses had white bottoms like Cooper. There was one that enjoyed the weather and that was Dennett. He LOVES snow and insisted on his walk yesterday morning and enjoyed it thoroughly. I enjoyed it because he did. Today the wind is still blowing, a flurry or two, but the D man will have an interesting walk. A raccoon was around last night and another unidentified set of tracks. We'll have fun following them.
Happy Earth Day!