Yes, beautiful North Carolina Winter Wonderland is bliss, unless you slip off the hill into the briars on either side of the narrow sledding path.
Every one agrees, he looks just like one of Wolverine’s victims (from the X-men, for those of you not familiar with the movie.)
Our country home setting is pure magic during our rare snow storms. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures until the snow had already melted from the trees, but for two days, we’ve had diamonds glistening in our woods.
And for two days, we’ve been completely snowed in. You can see where I attempted to get up our hill for church…
Well, that is as far I got because this is only 1/3 of our gravel driveway. Once you get to the woods, you turn to the right and then have another hill. I’m from Wisconsin, you’d think I would know how to drive in snow.
Well, this is a completely different story. The difficulty with a gravel drive and side country roads? There’s no way to clear them. Today is the first day the snow has started melting, but by tonight it will refreeze, and we’ll have a skating rink of dangerous ice. The main roads are fine, but we’re 1 1/2 miles from a main road.
The moral of the story?
It’s a retelling of Little House on the Prairie. I had to sing for church early this morning and my husband is out of town. So I donned my boots, brought my boys to shovel me out when I got stuck worship with me, walked the miles and miles through the forest to Grandmother’s House to my brother’s house which is a bit of a hike, and took their car (which was also stuck.) Needless to say, it was an adventure that will be imprinted on their hearts for years as they always remember this Sunday’s excursion and their mother squealing for miles as she slid on black ice their daring mother. 🙂
Sounds familiar. Your home is beautiful. Everyone in NC needs some snow now and then. It is the one thing I sometimes miss from WV.
Well, at least the snow is gorgeous, if a bit inconvenient. Your little guy looks a lot like mine–same story, even. I told mine not to worry, chicks dig scars. LOL
What a story! 🙂 You’re right– your kids will remember it forever! 🙂
It’s been a pretty snow, but it’s been rough trying to get around in it!
Hubby has had to go to work through it all — the ice has been the worst.
Do you guys get snow tires on your vehicles down there or is there typically not enough snow to justify it?
Snow tires were a must in Wisconsin, but here we so rarely get snow like this that it’s not worth it. It still cracks us up. Schools close the night before a prediction of snow. 🙂
You are intrepid, surely. Everyone should have a brave mother like you. What an adventure!
Y’all should have sent some of that snow up to Raleigh. We only got flurries.
Ice and snow sure are harder with kids and if you have to go anywhere! But I found a brand new pair of snowboots for my oldest for $2! And she told me the reason she loves to play in the snow is because every year she gets bigger boots!
The snow is beautiful but it sure can be a pain!
Oh, Jen! It’s a beautiful setting. I don’t think I’ve seen your house from afar before. love it. I heard about all that snow & it is pretty. But, you are brave getting out in that with the roads not being clear. I won’t do it. I’ve learned my lesson on driving in snow and black ice. Just not worth it to me. I’d have stayed home all warm & snuggly and enjoyed it all. Merry Christmas, my friend!
ooo… hope the scratches heal quickly! and i’m sure that will be a trip to remember… careful in the snOw! 🙂