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US Northeast Snow Storm vs Swedish Winter

We are  keeping everyone in the Northeast in our thoughts today as you endure this winter storm. We hope everyone stays safe and warm.

We here at Gullringstorp are in the midst of winter, once again. Here in Sweden, we are used to the snow. We have the infrastructure to handle great amounts of snow. Our plows are always at the ready and everyone is prepared with a variety of shovels and warm gloves etc. Even our airports function well during winter storms. Nothing stops in Sweden.

All of us who live in the countryside with animals,  learn how to survive the winter and care for our animals. We know how to keep hens warm and water from freezing and keep animals comfortable.

This morning as it snowed I went for a walk with my naughty but sweet Nanna out for a walk . She hesitated at first then she really seemed to enjoy it as she walked me.

Nanna takes me into the goat enclosure

Nanna takes me into the goat enclosure



In she goes

Nanna is so curious to see what happened to her enclosure



My husband was out shoveling when he made a discovery and came in to get me. I grabbed my camera and in the hedge we found something beautiful:

Where's Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?

Look at that sweet little head

Look at that sweet little head


He was so still but every now and again , his ears flicked

He was so still but every now and again , his ears flicked

So beautiful...

So beautiful…

Please stay safe in the storm.






11 responses

  1. We are used to the snow here in Montana too! 🙂

    February 9, 2013 at 17:15

    • Hej from Sweden !
      I just think that they really make a bigger deal out it than need be. It’s only a problem because the cities and towns just aren’t prepared and why aren’t they, by now. We are all experiencing extreme climate changes and we all need to be prepared for what ever comes. Easterners are hearty folks and can handle anything, but that’s not the issue. They shouldn’t have to handle power outages etc. They need to be protected from such things affected by heavy snowfall. Just my opinion. I still wish them all well and safety.

      February 9, 2013 at 17:25

      • This storm is harder, I think,because there are still so many area that had been affected by the Huricane (Sandy) last fall. They are still rebuilding and recovering. Also, with any big city there is the issue of WHERE to put the snow. As for power outages, well, that can happen because of the weight of the snow on the lines. I don’t think that can be helped. It is different for people in the country, there are a lot of places for us to put the snow and we are used to it.

        February 9, 2013 at 17:55

      • Hej from Sweden!
        You are so right!!! What the heck was I thinking. You are so right. How could I have forgotten about Sandy. Please forgive me. Thank you for snapping me back to a reality I seemed to have blocked out. You are right about people in the countryside, we are a bit used to it and yes we have places to put it. Oh now I feel embarrassed.

        February 9, 2013 at 18:07

  2. Here is a link for you to check out this storm. Not just a little snow storm:

    February 9, 2013 at 18:06

  3. Look at all that snow… and that cute bunny 🙂

    February 10, 2013 at 03:01

    • Hej from Sweden !
      Yes the snow just keeps falling, sometimes slow and gentle and sometimes with a fury. What a delightful surprise to see that hare, We have no wild rabbits or bunnies in Sweden.

      February 10, 2013 at 12:46

      • Whats the difference between a rabbit, bunny, or hare?

        February 10, 2013 at 19:46

  4. Our goats hate the rain and hate the snow they are defintely fairweather goats!

    February 21, 2013 at 21:18

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