This Just In

It’s extremely vital you know what it looks like around here when it snows. Specifically the snow from yesterday morning, because it is entirely different than snow from another morning which will be just as imperative to post about.  This is clearly news worthy information people, and who am I to deny you?  This has absolutely nothing to do with me being camera happy, so here are a few vital points.

(1) Do you recognize this?

This is the orchard, which was entirely clear of snow on January 1st, which I posted about here. I think it’s much prettier covered in snow. Remind me I said that when it’s May and everything is green and I tell you that it’s much prettier in bloom and all green than in snow.

(2) I love how the sun coming over the hill makes the entire road glow.

Yes, I looked both ways before I stood in the middle of the road to take photos. That makes it safe.

(3) Winnie is a huge fan of the snow. Granted, Winnie is a huge fan of most everything, but I think the snow is at the top of the list along with cookies, swimming, sticks and her blanket.


I laughed when she laid down to cool off after terrorizing Primrose by running circles around her—the snow was level with her back. This is her partially propped up on her front legs. Other things Winnie likes to do in the snow:

  • Play snow ball
  • Run like a maniac
  • Eat snow
  • Run like a maniac
  • Roll in it (she likes to roll in everything)
  • Lay in and bury herself
  • Dig. She is not allowed to dig in the yard and she knows it, but the second she sees that first big snow bank she becomes a digging machine. I’m pretty sure a digging machine is technically called a back hoe, excavator or front loader but I’ll stick with general “digging machine”.

Don’t you feel better now for knowing all of that about my dog?

(4) Once the sun comes up and hits the other side of the field, it turns everything bright blue. I love how pretty and clear the sky gets after a big huge snow. It happens pretty often and is a stark contrast to the gray sky while it’s snowing (which is happening again right now).

(5) I was once asked why we don’t hang our laundry out all year round. I hope this photo answers that question.

(6) After all the snow romping (later last night) warming up by the wood stove with Winnie sitting between my legs, something she has done since she was a puppy, is my favorite. She kept staring into the kitchen, over my thigh, at my brother in law prepping dinner and I told her not to beg. Winnie would like you to know she is extremely clever by looking under my leg instead.

If you ever need anymore vital information just check back here. I am sure to have it for you. You can thank me later for enlightening your day in the most intellectual way.

Much Love,


6 thoughts on “This Just In

  1. I discovered you through Young House Love’s comments and been seeing you comment on other blogs I also follow!
    I’ve been enjoying your writing style, beautiful pictures, and stories/tutorials. I also have a yellow lab, Bella, that provides me with endless hours of entertainment, along with a lab/vizsla mix, Carson. That said, I can connect with a lot of your commentary about living with dogs.
    I thought I’d say hello and say keep up with the wonderful writing and beautiful pictures.

    1. Hi, Anne! Thanks for saying hello. 🙂 I just took a look at your blog and can I say I’m jealous you got to go to a stock show? I kind of have had a love affair with cattle for no explicable reason since I was a kid haha.

      Thank you for such nice compliments on my writing/photos, etc – it means a lot to me and always makes me all “awww!” whenever someone says something nice haha. I figure I’m just writing to my little corner of the world (i.e. me and my grandma who reads every post I write which is adorable in it’s own right). The dogs sneak their way into posts a lot because they are such a huge part of our family, even if it’s because they are acting crazy.


    2. Well if you ever find yourself in Colorado in January, you will have to check out Stock Show in Denver! People come from all over, even Canada.

      By the way, my husband and I were watching American Pickers last night on Netflix and somehow we got on the topic of Maine…so I had to show him your blog. He pretty much fell in love with your pictures and my brief summary of what I’ve read so far! Hes quite jealous of your woodshop by the way, we love building things but dont have a garage or shop at our current house…which makes it tricky building things when its cold and windy outside.

      Hopefully someday we’ll find ourselves visiting Maine!

    3. I’ll have to ask my little brother if he’s heard of it before. He’s a patrol/ranger/ski guy in Colorado right now out saving lives on the slopes haha.

      We la la la love American Pickers, especially when they come to New England. There’s so much “stuff” here that’s wicked old and we love it. Can I admit that I wrote to the History channel to see if I could convince them to let us go on our honeymoon with them? Because I totally did not do that. At all.

      Give your husband a high-five from me (and one to you for showing him) because you clearly have a catch on your hands. 🙂 If you ever visit I recommend summer or early fall when you can pick apples. September is generally gorgeous here.


  2. Vital or not, keep sharing the Winnie and Primrose photos…I love them! That last “sneaky face” one is my favorite. You can just tell she’s thinking she outsmarted you. 🙂

    1. Haha, I think she outsmarts me a lot of the time. I’m a sucker for those big brown eyes. She will totally ignore me when I tell her to stay or do anything unless I give her “the tone”. Then later she’ll snuggle right up next to me on the couch and gives me a lick and a groan as she settles in and I melt and can’t stay mad. I have a feeling it’s just prepping me for mother hood down the line.

      I’ll definitely keep posting their ridiculous antics. I should put a video up of them sometime. It might be breaking news that Rosie is rolling all ridiculous in the snow.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *