I thought I'd get a walk in early Sunday morning before the winds came.
I hadn't been able to get out to take a good walk for a while.
I decided to walk out towards the far neighbor's place. I got only so far before Morris and I decided to turn back.
His driveway was drifted shut.
The patterns in the snow were beautiful.
Morris preferred to stick to the road when I wandered off into the deep snow.
He obviously needed to burn off a lot of Jack Russell energy.
The winds started to pick up when we turned and headed back towards our place.
I heard a shout behind me and saw the 'outlaw' neighbor [he's not really an outlaw] walking towards me. He'd come along the edge of the woods to stay out of the wind.
He said he had to walk out to meet a ride. There was no way he could get out and hadn't been able to get out with a vehicle for 5 days. He needed to do some work -- as a mechanic -- then grab some bread and other things and walk back to the cabin.
He was angry that neither township would plow his road out. See his driveway is in 2 townships and they argue about who should plow it. Zeke said he even talked to the Sheriff's department. And I agree, his driveway is long and he should get help from the townships he is in. Not be put in the middle of a quibble.
Zeke is quite the character every neighborhood needs one.
So Morris and I walked with him to the corner where his mailbox is.
Folks, that is a mile from his house.
We talked and walked. He was kind enough to let me take his picture. He has an interesting face.
After he was picked up, Morris and I headed towards home.
Unless I wear snow shoes, I won't be able to walk in the woods at all right now.
The weather did turn absolutely horrid. We had snow, and the winds were blowing.
At times I couldn't see out to the pasture because of whiteouts and whirls of snow.
Our driveway plugged up with blown snow in about an hour.
Now the weather is -10 F and still windy, but not as bad as yesterday.
They are still recommending no travel until this afternoon so that the road crews have a chance to get to clean up the roads.
Many of the rural roads are drifted in.
It has been a bit of a wild ride this winter.