1 The farm looked really amazing with a fresh, smooth coat of 'icing' - it really looks like fondant!
2 The equipment barn roof is covered with a good deal of snow.
3 With this brutal winter, I should think that the owl house attached to the barn has some very grateful residents.
4 Snow-covered lanterns
5 Dominick started snow removal of the farm's carriage roads at 4:00AM. The building behind him is called the hay barn, although it's used to store all sorts of objects.
6 Next to the hay barn is the blueberry pergola.
7 And next to that is the vegetable garden and the greenhouse beyond.
8 The little tenant house surrounded with tall spruce trees
9 We are running out of space to pile all of this winter's snow.
10 Great light! Across from the tenant house is the entrance to the blog studio flanked by an ancient apple tree - can you see the crow in the tree?
11 The backside of the blog studio/carport with my house beyond. My housekeeper, Laura Acuna, was outside with the dogs.
12 This is the entrance to my basement. Look at all that snow on the roof!
13 There are so many icicles everywhere!
14 This little building is a utility shed.
15 I wanted to drive down to the stable to check on Betsy, the horses, the donkeys, and the sheep.
16 The sun was peeking over the horizon. As I've stated in a recent blog, I am so, so happy about all of the burlap covers on the shrubbery - so worth the time and effort.
17 I found Betsy busy bringing hay to the boys who were already outside in their snowy paddock.
18 The horses will dig through the snow with their front hooves to look for grass, but this snow is just too deep for that. Hay is a good alternative while they are outdoors.
19 The light was getting so pretty illuminating the stable.
20 This part of the stable is where my horse carriages are stored.
21 A weeping cherry with nice light behind
22 An alley between two paddocks looking towards the corn crib and the backside of the blog studio/carport.
23 A view of the landscape
24 And another
25 Another view of the corn crib
26 Another view with even better light
27 The long pergola leading towards my house - That's the little basket storage house on the left.
28 Later in the day - Because of the poor driving conditions, the farm staff was shorthanded - Wilmer working hard shoveling a path.
29 Shoveling is getting really difficult because the snow is so deep. You have to raise your arms quite high to pile up the snow.
30 A beautiful view
31 And another
32 Remember my little marshmallow brook in the woods? It's more snow-covered this week.
33 A view across the hayfield towards the contemporary house. It's so pristine!
34 A plowed carriage road
35 Venturing into the woods - With 153 acres, it's a good idea to let someone on the property know you are out exploring, just in case....
36 The stone wall is obscured.
37 Wild raspberry canes look so interesting covered with snow.
38 This is the pile of logs which have been cleared from the woods after last summer's tornado damage.
39 This little spruce tree has collected a good deal of snow.
40 This is my Christmas tree farm with the little treetops poking through the new blanket of untouched snow. The compost piles are beyond.
41 Another plowed carriage road through the woods
42 The woods are certainly lovely.
43 So many great shadows
44 Another hayfield
45 This is 'Hurricane Alley' not yet plowed
46 My beautiful sycamore - The sycamore tree is one of the oldest species of trees on this earth and is considered a symbol of strength.
47 Dominick driving the tractor and Shaun following with the truck and plow
48 The farm's resident crows were raising quite a ruckus. There must have been a hawk nearby.
49 It looks like 18-inches of snow fell this time.