Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Snow Weekend

Okay, this is just weird.
Back porch.  Taken earlier today.

A few days ago, it was about 70 and beautiful. Now it's snowing. It's been snowing all day and there's probably 6 inches piled up out there.

"ROBUSTO!" says Savageman.
It was actually nice to have a snow day.  I made Italian Fall Soup with Collards from the CSA newsletter, and Little and I made butter & maple syrup snow candy.

Maple snow taffy
Little built us a fire and spent much of the day outside in the snow with his buddies, and Savageman and I got some house projects done.  The Teen was at work for a large part of the day, and Middle spent the day at an indoor skate park riding his rip stick.

Little's Fire

So far, we still have power, although I understand several thousand people in our county do not.  Heavy snow falling on trees that still have leaves is supposedly a big problem for power lines.  Keeping our fingers crossed and our candles handy.

After we get Middle from the skate park, the plan is to hunker down and watch a movie.  But if we lose power, at least we have this nice fire and several organized, decluttered shelves of board games we can play together. 

Snow in October.

Weird, yes.  But not too awful.

1 comment:

It's Not Like a Cat said...

Love it! The storm left us with just 2 inches of slush, but we too hunkered down cooking and enjoying family time, as if trapped by a blizzard. It was great!