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Global Warming at Gullringstorp


Remember just a few weeks ago, I posted photos of SNOW? I mean tons of snow.. Well we had a beautiful White Christmas. There was so much snow that my husband had to use the tractor to move it off our 2 roads and move it into the goat’s enclosure.  Needless to say, with all the wide gates open and all those snow mountains, the goats were unable to enjoy the enclosure.

New Year’s Eve we celebrated without snow! After dropping to minus temperatures,  we shot up to plus temperatures. In one day, we lost ALL our snow! It looked like a waste land with little sad piles of snow scattered around Gullringstorp.

After sadly looking at our land and seeing the grass and gravel, we woke up to this today after a night with minus temperatures. While walking back from the stable last evening, I really enjoyed the crystal clear sky with all its bright stars. I am never unthankful for the beautiful nature I live within. I knew by the clarity of the night that it would be a real COLD night and it was.

This is what we woke up to this morning:

Our green lawn in the fron went from snow packed to green again to frost

Our green lawn in the front went from snow packed to green again to frost

Beautiful Evergreens all frosty

Beautiful Evergreens all frosty

Now we can see some of the damage the tractor did to our lawns. So strange to see our neighbor's fields brown with no snow.

Now we can see some of the damage the tractor did to our lawns. So strange to see our neighbor’s fields brown with no snow.

The grass all over was crunchy with frost

The grass all over was crunchy with frost

The mounds of tractor  moved snow have melted butt just look at that frost. Too bad the goats couldn't go out yet again today.

All the mounds of tractor moved snow mounds have melted away;  but just look at that frost. Too bad the goats couldn’t go out yet again today.

Frost on my little nome trees and hedges

Frost on my little nome trees and hedges

Just one of our crunchy, frost trees here at Gullringstorp

Just one of our crunchy, frost trees here at Gullringstorp

Frosty evergreen bush

Frosty evergreen bush

Not so sure we should be having temperatures that yo-yo up and down within a day or a couple of hours. Just doesn’t seem right.

Feels like Global Warming to me…

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christmas Lights and Snow in the Night at Gullringstorp


I know, I know , it’s a nightmare for my husband and all the other husbands and boyfriends and mothers shoveling this kind of snow. But what can I say , but I just think it’s beautiful. It’s still snowing and has been all day .

When it rains , we say, “it’s raining cats and dogs”. What do we say about snow? It’s snowing bunnies and teddy bears??

Any ideas, please share…

Anyway, I find Gullringstorp during the winter months all lit up and draped in snow, enchanting…

These are the tracks Leif makes for little Max to usse to go potty when the snow is deep. Max has short little fat legs.

These are the tracks Leif makes for little Max to use to go potty when the snow is deep. Max has short little fat legs. By the morning, they had disappeared!

Max thinks it's so much fun to have his very own tracks to walk in!

Max thinks it’s so much fun to have his very own tracks to walk in!

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The beginning oif the pathway to the stable and the goats. First over the deck...

The beginning of the pathway to the stable and the goats. First over the deck…

Past the popcicle fish in the pond, past the lust hus on t he way to the stable and the goats. Then...

Past the popsicle fish in the pond, past the lust hus on t he way to the stable and the goats. Then…

Then behind rhe lust hus to the road and ten we were on our own, to the stable and to the goats...

Then behind the lust hus to the road which had been shoveled, to the stable and to the goats…

We are on the right path, look there's the stable lit up in t he night

We are on the right path, look there’s the stable lit up in t he night

Max and I found our way to the stable and the goats. Leif was still shoveling so we feed and watered the goats. Leif arrived later for the milking.

Max and I found our way to the stable and the goats. Leif was still shoveling so we feed and watered the goats. Leif arrived later for the milking.

Leif surprised me by stringing lights on the side of the stable this year. Now I can ssee the lights from my kitchen, breakfastroom and bedroom windows. The lights look beautiful, peeking through the tall snow covered evergreens in the back. Thank you Leif!

Leif surprised me by stringing lights on the side of the stable this year. Now I can see the lights from my kitchen, breakfast room and bedroom windows. 

The lights look beautiful, peeking through the tall snow-covered evergreens in the back. Thank you Leif!

The lights look beautiful, peeking through the tall snow-covered evergreens in the back. Thank you Leif!

Max and I found our way back to the house on our pathways...

Max and I found our way back to the house on our pathways…

Looks like Max ans I are heading the right way...

Looks like Max and I are heading the right way…

Leif was waiting for us on the front porch!

Leif was waiting for us on the front porch!

Enchanted Gullringstorp

Enchanted Gullringstorp

If you have snow, I hope it’s manageable…

If you are waiting for your snow,, I hope it comes…