Archive for August, 2015

A Snow Day in Mole Creek

August 3, 2015

It is the first time in the 8 years we’ve been here that we have had any real snow settle on our property.  It is not a common occurrence, although we had been told it did happen on odd occasions.  We were very excited when we got up to take Lydia to work and saw the snow, even though they had been forecasting it we hadn’t quite believed it would happen.  In the end we decided not to take Lydia to work as we really have no experience at snow driving – and it was pretty slippery, muddy and icy underneath all that pretty snow, not to mention it was hard to see where the sides of the roads were (and with some of the roads we drive you really NEED to know where those edges are.  Her supervisor was not surprised when Lydia called to let her know as it was even snowing at her place near the coast.  I think all of Tassie is having a snow day today.  It’s fun for a day, but I’m rather glad it is not going to last.  🙂  We have lots of photos to share!

Snow on the Peugeots before dawn

Snow on the Peugeots before dawn

Snow on the back of the Peugeots

Snow on the back of the Peugeots

SnowyPreDawn

Shack in the pre dawn

Then the light started to come as the sun came up, and we went exploring.

SnowyShack

Snowing on the shack

SnowyCars

Snowing on the cars

 

The pony was a bit silly about it for a while, but once they got some hay they could eat they settled down.

SnowyHorses

Horses, not too sure about all this white stuff!

The cow in the snow

The cow in the snow

SnowyPeople

Cathy and Lydia exploring

 

Snowing on the western lake

Snowing on the western lake

 

Snow covered paddocks and hills

Snow covered paddocks and hills

SnowyTractorBoys

Sam and Josiah exploring

Snowing on the gardens paddock

Snowing on the gardens paddock

The cow eating her hay in the snow

The cow eating her hay in the snow

Snow covered paddocks

Snow covered paddocks

Snow on Philpots

Snow on the neighbours

Turkey in the snow

Turkey in the snow

The cages covered in snow. Mesh sagging under the weight.

The cages covered in snow. Mesh sagging under the weight.

Snowyleaves

Snow on the laurel leaves

Tree in the snowy paddock

Tree in the snowy paddock

Snow on a tree trunk

Snow on a tree trunk

Snow laden gum tree sapling

Snow laden gum tree sapling

Snow on the manor track

Snow on the manor track

SnowyManor

Snowy manor

SnowyBush

Snow on the bushland

 

SnowyDriveway

Driveway through the bush

SnowyCaravan

Caravan looking cold

Snow on the solar panels and satellite dishes

Snow on the solar panels and satellite dishes

Snow on the solar hot water system

Snow on the solar hot water system

Of course chores still needed to be done.  🙂

SnowyMilking

Milking in the snow

And schoolwork included the making of a snowman – a good 4 ft tall he was, and so easy to roll the snow up.

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Snowman

Then Kim went for a drive down the road, and into town to get a shot of the church too.

Snowy roadsides

Snowy roadsides

SnowyFields2

View towards home and Mt Roland from the end of Sykes Rd

SnowyGog

Looking towards the Gog range from the end of Sykes road

SnowyFields

View towards town from the end of Sykes Rd

 

SnowyRiver

Mersey River from Union Bridge

SnowyChurch

Mole Creek Presbyterian Church

Things started to melt in the afternoon although the snow kept falling for most of the day, but it stopped settling on the ground fairly quickly.  There will still be some snow around tomorrow, but no doubt it will melt during the day.