We got us another solid nine inches of snow last night. It must have come down at a pretty good clip and would have loved to watch it. Unfortunately I couldn't talk the manthing into going to bed at 2 pm yesterday and getting up at 10 last night to watch it all.
The other day when we heard of the impending storm coming in, we decided we should construct a water totin sled. After the big snow on Christmas, we learned that although it seems a silly thing to think about in GA, a sled would help greatly for hauling water from the spring. We or manthing constructed us a sled from the cover to the air conditioning unit from the fifth wheel. It is smooth and light weight so should glide over the snow, in theory. I wanted to make it more sturdy n use it as a big old sled for myself but I have been forbidden to act like I am four because of my ol broken bones. I am sure we will be testing it for its intended purpose soon and I think I can coax the small black dog into going for a ride without too much trouble.
I don't think the goats are real amused with our winter this year.
Going to make us some snow cream and a peach cobbler for this afternoon.
While in some areas I would never suggest eating the snow, in many areas I would especially after a big snow. It is fun to make for kids of all ages especially when it is something you grew up with. This is the basic recipe that I use for making it. Remember only to use fresh, clean, snow!!
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
large bowl of snow (about a gallon)
Blend milk, sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough snow to make snow cream to an ice cream consistency. For variations try substituting condensed milk or cream for milk for a heavier flavor. Add Nestles Quik for a chocolate snow cream, or use instant cocoa mix. Add fruits for a different flavor or blend an overripe banana in the mixture. Serve immediately.