Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Old Man Wimpy

Wednesday January 6 2010

I'm not afraid to say it: so far it has been a very WIMPY A** winter here in Owyhee. Or at least it has been in our corner of Owyhee.

"80% chance of snow" and Murphy takes most of that. "90% chance of snow, accumulation of 1-2 inches possible" and those stinkin' Boiseans steal most of that. And we've had precious few (from my perfectly reasonable point of view) snowstorms.

Those three nights of marrow-chilling -10* F in December - now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Those two brief little snowstorms we did have (that only stuck on the ground a day or less), THAT'S what I'm talking about.

Now I'm not complaining - just pointing out what's going on here. And I'm not being greedy - I don't need 15 feet of snow, or 2 months of below-zero weather, but I am willing to help out those who feel bombarded and overwhelmed by their winter.

This evening I did have a lovely walk in the heavy fog and misty rain, with a chill wind helping to make sure I got doused, but, come on! Rain is for summer, not the dead of winter. It's almost Tshirt and shorts weather, for crying out loud.

Come on, Wimpy Old Man Winter, suck it up and buckle down so I can shiver and hunker down. The horses didn't grow their thick fuzzy winter coats for THIS.

All you people out there tired of the cold and snow, send some more of it my way! (I hope my neighbors don't read this, they will kill me : )

At least the horses are enjoying the wet: the muddy-clay-y sand has never been better to roll in.

But they'd prefer a good helping of snow.

Just ask Jose.


  1. You know, I never in my life thought I'd say this, but I was warm today in cloudy 40 degree weather. And... I kinda miss the fresh snow.

    I don't want more than 2" though. Just some decorative stuff down here, please.

  2. this weeks arctic blast miss you? It is heading to Texas with wind and cold, and some real feel down to the single digits, or even below zero are expected. Not normal for Texas. Have had two snow fall days this winter, last being Christmas, and we still have some patches of Christmas snow hear and there. Weird winter weather for many! And many blogs have much talk of weather, and photos of such!

  3. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I prefer the snow too and the horses do as well - more running, more rolling, and even better they stay beautifully clean!

  4. I wish I could send you some of ours. We're in for another storm tonight into tomorrow. I've had enough and you're welcome to it.

  5. I will very happily give up our winter weather!

  6. Hey Jose, tell your Mom to set you up with a sleigh and you can come on down her to New Mexico and gather up all the snow you'd like. It's snowing right now, matter of fact!

    I agree about rain in winter....that's just weird. Californians get rain....not folks in Idaho!

    I love snow, but I don't like it when the temps drop below 20, and right now it's only 9 degrees! I'm freezing and can't get warm.

    My gloves got wet while I was watering at the barn and then they froze up and stuck to everything that was metal.



    ps that last picture was great! You captured the energy perfectly.

  7. Oh! And I forgot to add, have you heard about Fulton, NY?

    It's snowed EVERY day for over 2 weeks now. They have to shovel every single day, or else they get buried. They've got over 55" of snow on the ground! And the rest of this week's forcast? SNOW!

    That would be a bit much for me, though.


  8. No, sorry - we'll keep ours!
    Or...come to think of it, you might have some cold.

    I infinitely prefer good winter conditions with snow to rain and mud *shudders*

    And I agree with Lisa, fab last picture!