First Snow…

Well the weather forecast wasn’t too far off, we awoke to the first snow of the season on Friday.  Here’s a before and after picture…

Pumpkins on the porch...

Pumpkins on the porch...

 

Pumpkins on the porch with snow...

Pumpkins on the porch with snow...

 
The weekend was also sort of cold and miserable too, I guess.  We weren’t here for part of it because we were able to help some friends sort their bison in Browning!  This next week looks to be a bit warmer though which will be very nice, we’re just not quite ready for all this winter-i-ness stuff!

Are you ready?

I know I’m not…yet, anyway!

It's snowing!

It's snowing!

 

 

Winter Weather Advisory for Flathead/Mission Valleys, MT

from 6 pm MDT, Thu., Oct. 8, 2009 until 6 pm MDT, Fri., Oct. 9, 2009

Issued by The National Weather Service
Missoula, MT
2:51 pm MDT, Wed., Oct. 7, 2009

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY.

A MUCH COLDER SYSTEM WILL DIVE OUT OF CANADA THURSDAY NIGHT BRINGING WITH IT SNOW AND VERY COLD TEMPERATURES. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY FRIDAY MORNING. HOWEVER… THE MAIN IMPACT FROM THIS STORM WILL BE STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH CREATING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THESE WINDS AND VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW… BLOWING SNOW… OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 

 

I guess we need the moisture…but snow?  At least the kids are excited!   ;0)

Get Ready, Get Set…

We woke up to sheep baaing this morning and looked out the window to see a small group of renegade sheep looking for greener grass.  They needed to be moved last night but we had a steady stream of rain pouring down on us, so it was held off until this morning.  It still looked to be about ready to rain at any minute  but has held off for the most part.  A quick peek at the rain gauge indicates we received an additional 1/2 ” of rain and everything looks so green.  It feels and looks so different from previous summers with their sweltering heat and brown grasses that would be out by now. 

The kids are putting  finishing touches on their fleeces this morning and will be ready to go this afternoon.  Their starting to get a bit butterfly-ish in the stomach now!  But they are eagerly awaiting competition and anxiously waiting to get caught  up with old friends during the lulls.  Sawyer and a couple of his friends are getting excited for the pig wrestling!  They were able to do this last year and had a ball and I must say it was too funny to watch!  It ought to be too much fun.

 

The view at the top of the hill

 

Brindle...

 

The mountains

 

Kolfinna, Breve, Ragna

Kolfinna, Breve, Ragna

 

 grass

 

 

Rainbow

Rainbow

 

Eagles dancing...

Eagles dancing...

 

Hope you all have a good weekend!

 

Precipitation- 1/2 inch