We had a really unusal Christmas here on the farm. It was white, and beautiful, and peaceful... But we were all alone. Snowed in from Christmas Eve (when we did manage to get one family Christmas in before the roads drifted too bad) until Monday the 28th, when we finally got the driveway cleared. Our little tractor wasn't big enough, and we had to wait until the snowplow came through the road and my dad could dig their driveway out and bring his bigger tractor over.
It reminded me of what Christmas must have been like in the "old days", and it was actually kind of nice for the first couple of days. I did lots of cooking (luckily we had plenty of advance warning and bought lots of groceries) and we had a romantic Christmas dinner at the dining room table, looking out through the windows drifted in the corners with snow. The power stayed on, which was a real blessing. Staying warm was the first concern, of course, but it would have been a LONG weekend without television! There was our departure from the "old fashioned" Christmas!
We are having a very strange winter, more like Alaska than Nebraska. It has been a strange weather year overall. The summer was cooler than normal, which was great. We had our first snow in October, which was NOT great. And now we've had two big snowstorms and snowfall every few days. I'm undecided how I feel about this, but I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and pretend we've moved north somewhere. I wonder if there are any pumpkin patches in Alaska??
Posted by Teresa
@ 07:57 AM CST