Patiently Waiting

Over the last 72 hours, we have received between 15 to 18 inches of snow. We’ve had snow in 6 of the last 12 months here. Sigh. Typically we are getting the spring farm equipment out of the machine shed, and making sure everything is ready to go once the fields are dry.

Not this year! Instead of spending time in the tractor we use for preparing the seed bed, Jonathan spent time in the tractor used for clearing snow.


While he was busy clearing snow, I was getting ready to make some of these delicious little treats. Jonathan brought back this box of Beignet Mix from New Orleans when he was there with our youth group last summer.


I made a few, and decided I needed to practice my food photography a little bit. You know, things that help you stay sane on yet another snow day.


The good thing about spring snow storms is the fact that the snow will melt into the thawed ground instead of just running over the top. We can really use the moisture here, so we’re trying to be thankful. To be perfectly honest, though, I can’t wait until I see this out my window:


Author: Carolyn Olson

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. In 1988, I married my best friend, and moved to the farm. Jonathan and I have three daughters, and will soon have a son-in-law! I love life on the farm, and wouldn't trade it for anything!

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  1. Being a rancher’s daughter I know better than to curse any kind of moisture, especially during a drought, but man am I tired of winter! I am also waiting for spring but my patience is running out! And I just heard there is a chance of more snow next week….here’s hoping it’s a nice warm rain instead. : )

    1. It’s hard to appreciate the moisture when you can’t get into the fields. 🙂

      I was just looking through photos from last fall…I found snapshots of the first snow that fell October 25th. That makes snow in the last 7 months! I think everyone would rather the next storm system brought warm rain!

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