Snow, Day Two

February 21, 2018

farmhouse in the snow

Those of you who live in colder parts of the country (or the world) will probably be chuckling under your breath at our “snow.”  There is maybe an inch or two of snow on the ground.  It’s supposed to snow a little more tonight, but I fully expect it all to melt away by tomorrow or the next day.  Knowing that, it’s much easier to appreciate how beautiful it is in the meantime.

Look at the farmhouse in the snow!  Sometimes I still can’t believe that it’s done and we’re here.  It’s so beautiful (although, to be honest, I’m not a fan of the green color on the house and I am trying my hardest to convince Jasper that we need to repaint it RED this summer)!

snowy raspberries

I was just pruning these raspberries and marionberries!  There were little green buds on them!  I hope they’ll still be there when this melts because I was so looking forward to eating fresh berries this summer.


The girls, of course, are in heaven.  Tromping around, sledding, building snowmen.  Enjoying their days off from school (yes, they cancelled school for this!).

snow dancing

Even Jasper’s been getting in on the action.  And thank goodness for that, because he’s much better at playing in the snow than I am.

wood stove heaven

I would rather be right here during this brief, snowy interlude.  In fact, I think that’s what I’ll do.

Stay safe out there, fellow Pacific Northwesterners.  And to the rest of you: please don’t laugh at us too hard!


  • Avery

    February 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Magical!!! It is fun when you do not get it but every few years like us. GO RED! THink about that red against that snow <3!

  • jennybakerbee

    February 21, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Wow! That is actually a lot of snow at your sea-level elevation! I’m impressed! So glad you took some pictures, who knows the next time it will snow again

  • artsiesteph

    February 21, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Gorgeous! And that fire at the end looks nice and comfy

  • willowcreekfarm

    February 21, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    I love the look of your fence. If I didn’t have to keep the deer and elk from jumping into my garden I would definitely want a fence like that around my garden. I have noticed it in other pics, it looks nice snowed on too.

    1. sproutandsprig

      February 22, 2018 at 12:39 am

      Thank you! Unfortunately, I’ve also got deer and elk hopping into the forest! I didn’t build this fence, I just inherited it. We’ve been using a combination of Liquid Fence and motion sensor deer sprinklers, but at some point we’ll be buckling down and building a more utilitarian deer fence!

  • The EcoFeminist

    February 21, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    I know what you mean it’s crazy to have this so late in the season for the Pacific Northwest … We have almost 6 in here in Portland and it’s no joke with so many things in the garden budding… By the way I love the green on your house but I can see why you would want red as well – primary colors rock!

  • The Belmont Rooster

    February 22, 2018 at 4:25 am

    GREAT POST! Just remember, blackberries produce from new canes, so it is OK to cut the old ones off.

  • Julie@frogpondfarm

    February 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Fabulous images .. 🙂

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