Snowy Day

| 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

childhood winters

farm signWe finally had our first big snow of the year! Well, big for us. When I was a child, we started having snow here sometimes as early as Halloween. We could count on several inches, at least three if not four times before spring arrived. School was never canceled. Bus drivers drove the parts of their routes that were accessible and we had school with however many kids showed up. The teachers never missed either, even if they also had to ride the bus with the kids. My dad nearly always completed his route no matter what the weather. He used chains, weights, and even put all of us kids in the back seats to help with the weight. Weekends were devoted to snowmen, sledding, and occasionally playing on deeply frozen ponds.

Now, with climate change we can go two or three years without even a flurry. So we were all excited when the white stuff finally began to fall. We awake to a white wonderland and begin to haul out the cold weather gear to start chores. Although, some of us refuse to get out of bed...

DC in bed

First come the chickens. Water needs to be thawed, grain dispensed, and eggs gathered. Frozen eggs are never a problem. I just thaw and scramble them.


Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me