Monday, January 25, 2010

Bailey Helps

Iowa was hit with ANOTHER blizzard today. It was a surprise to us. Weather people had predicted just a little snow. We ended up getting several inches and then winds picked up to 45 mph and greater.

Bailey came outside and helped me. It was in the middle of the afternoon but you could barely see.

The wind was blowing hard from the north. It was pretty bad. There was not much time to wait.

We had to get the big truck to the end of the driveway. Tomorrow morning the drifts will be so big the truck needs to be close to the road. But first we had to clean out the drifts that had built up during the day.

I got the tractor going.

Bailey seemed to be supervising the job.

He seemed to know it was important for us to get the truck moved to the end of the driveway. Otherwise, we might be stuck in the morning.

First we had to move a big drift so we could get the truck through.

Finally we had moved enough snow to get the truck down the driveway. Bailey checked to make sure it would be okay.

I backed the truck down the driveway. It is important to keep the front end out of the wind so the radiator and engine does not get filled with snow. The wind is so strong in this kind of weather.

By the time we got the truck moved, the snow was already starting to fill in again. But at least now the truck would be on the other side of the large drift and we could use it in the morning if we could not move the snow.

The wind was blowing so hard we could see the barn but not much past it.

We could just make out this little tree in the back yard as we headed back in.

It was time to go in for the night. Tomorrow could be a long day.

Thanks for stopping by.


Hilary said...

Wow.. you sure are getting hit hard this year. We've hardly had any snow so far. It sure makes for some great photos. Keep warm!

Cloudia said...

What a great post!
Lucky you have such a loyal supervisor.
Such a different world than Waikiki - which longs for your return BTW.

I so enjoyed your weather.

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

RĂ©gis said...

Send these photographs to Al Gore !

Pauline said...

Nothing like a good helper when you need one!

Jo said...

That picture of Bailey with his face (and whole body) facing into the wind is a prize-winner. I chuckle every time I look at it.

My goodness, I'm just about to step out onto my patio to water the begonias. :-)

Cedar said...

One word...FLORIDA...GO...NOW..okay that was a bunch of words. I don't miss the knee high snowy winters at all.

Kimberly said...

Bailey needs a parka & goggles.

Patty said...

Bailey DID do a great job of supervising! lol
I too am ready for winter to be over, at least the snow and cold!

Small City Scenes said...

OMG!! I couldn't even imagine snow like that. Good 'ol Bailey, he really knows how to help. You always need a navigator ya know.

I hope your truck get going in the morning. I guess you know what you are doing. MB