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A second major storm of the year granted us a snow day on Friday. Beginning late on Thursday night with a wintery mix of rain and sleet it switched over to snow in the early morning and we were awoken by an automated call from the superintendent informing us that school would be cancelled.  We slept late, stayed in our pj’s and lounged around the house all day and watched the snowfall.  I have never seen snow fall in Arkansas like it did yesterday.  It was so beautiful! BIG, heavy snowflakes and it lasted ALL day! When it was all said and done we got about 6-8 inches.  It is a little difficult to measure because it is very powdery snow and it was windy so there are some spots where there are drifts over a foot deep!!!  But overall I would say the total is around 6-8 inches. 

We had hoped to get to Searcy today but the roads are impassable so we stayed home.  We slept in again and then made chicken fried rice which was super yummy.  We rode around in the four-wheeler and played in the snow.  We checked out the conditions of the highway and the roads which were awful and will likely be even worse tomorrow as the temps drop WAY below freezing and into the teens.  We tried to make a snowman but the snow was too powdery.

We know we wont be able to get out for church tomorrow and it remains to be seen if we will even go back to school monday.  There is going to have to be a MAJOR warmup before most of these back country roads are passable!

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The week 6 topic of the Farmgirl Blog-A-Thon is “Furry and Feathered Friends”!  I love my furry and feathered friends!  My dogs and cats are like my children! 

My love for animals began when I was a small child!  As a little girl my parents had a cat named Tycoon.  I don’t remember her a bit except from pictures but Mom and Dad always talked like she was a really special cat.

Once my sister came along and we got a little older we got a dog named Scruffy.  Eventually Scruffy went to “stay at the farm” and we missed him.

We went on to have pet birds and fish. All staying with us varying amounts of time.  One rainy and cold evening a little gray cat wandered up on to the back porch.  My sister and I begged and begged dad to let us keep her.  Finally he caved and we got to keep the cat we named Precious.  Precious even made the move to Vermont with us and lived happily wandering our seven acres until about the time I got ready to go to college when she went to “Kitty heaven”.

In 1990 my sister and I convinced mom and dad that it was time to get a new dog.  On January 10th, 1990, Brandy was born and shortly after she came to live with us.  Brandy was the first dog I really fell in love with. Brandy lived about 14 years and my parents finally had to have her put down.  I was already married and moved away but it was still a terrible heartbreak when she died.

Living on our “farm” here in Arkansas I have had so many pets I can’t even count or remember them!  We have had tons of cats over the years.  5 of the pet dogs we have had have since died.  Currently we have 3 horses, 4 dogs, 4 cats and 5 kittens.

Here are a few pictures of the “kids” that I haven’t posted before.

Hagrid

Kensi

Obama and BB

Lily

Eggnog (In a box?!)

Eggnog (In another, different box)

Thunder, Lily and Eggnog

I love my pets!  I am getting my chicken on Saturday! So be watching for some pics of my new feathered friends!

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They said, SNOW, SNOW, SNOW! Up to 10″ in some parts! WHATEVER! I didn’t believe it! Arkansas NEVER gets snow like that! Especially in March, especially when it was 78 TWO DAYS AGO!!!

I woke up at 4 am to  put the cat out. NO SNOW!  HAhahahah Mr. Ed Buckner, you were wrong! Well Mr. Ed Buckner gets the last laugh because this is what I found 2 hours later when I got up to get ready for work.

Needless to say we DID NOT have school today!

You can go here http://www.flickr.com/photos/willowtreecreek/sets/72157604045225359/ to view all the pictures I took today!

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