Monday, March 9, 2015

Another Fine Memory

After the big rain turned to snow, the temperatures kept dropping.  As night fell, a thick fog rolled in...or maybe it rose up.  I don't know, but I do know it was beautiful.  

When I went out for a night check, the moon was completely full and super bright reflecting off the snow.  No flashlight needed.  I read in one of my sheep magazines that this was the yeaning, or lambing moon, but I can't find anything online to verify that. I like it though, so lambing moon it is ;-).

I stood for awhile watching the fog drift around and listening to the fence planks starting to pop as it got colder and colder, now single digits.  I wasn't cold.  I couldn't get over how I could see all the way to the back pond when normally I can't see past the arena gate.  "Come on Hank, let's go for a walk."  He was thrilled.

I did think about the dangers of running into coyotes back there so I didn't let Kate and Weaslie come with us.  Neither needed to be negotiating that deep snow anyway.  I barely got through, up over my knees.  It was so beautiful though that if it hadn't been so deep I'd have probably walked for hours.  

We made it all the way back to the big pond.  I looked to see if the muskrats had been out, but couldn't see any signs.  I watched quietly hoping to spot an owl or a fox or heck, even a coyote, but we were alone in the quiet.  Well, not completely alone.  My friend Linda was out taking a midnight walk with her dog as well.  We were all in good company.



The next morning.


9 comments:

Lisa W said...

Fiona and I were out taking our walk, too -- also watching for coyotes since they've been down in our neighborhood lately. It was a beautiful evening - watching the moon through the branches of all the trees that are already flowering out here.

Rebecca said...

I chuckled to myself as I was reading the part about not taking Kate. If she's like my Border Collie, Megg, there will soon come a time where come hell or high water, she'll come along with you. If I try to go anywhere on the farm without Megg, she will go completely nuts! She will tear down a door or whatever is between she and I. As soon as Kate completely bonds with you, I'll bet you will be in the same predicament.

Lori Skoog said...

What a fabulous shot!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Only thing missing in that photo ....... 20 and his sled.

Sheepmom said...

It was like that here last night. The snow had gotten a glaze from the sun during the day and when the moon rose it looked like ocean waves in the pasture reflecting the moonlight. Lovely! And so bright.....Quiet..... Good memory!

Lisa Smith said...

I love reading about and seeing the lovely things your very snowy winter brings. A beautiful moment to remember, just you and Hank.

Terry and Linda said...

That photo is calendar worthy!
Linda ★★
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small farm girl said...

That was an awesome night!!!!! I just stood out there and listened to the farm sounds. It was magical!

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