Worst Weather - Country View
Snow is always hoped for on our little farm in the Pacific Northwest, but we seldom see more than a dusting. In 2008 the dusting turned into 3 feet of snow, which shut down the community. Next came ice. Tree limbs snapped, and our kiwi arbor, laden with kiwi, fell onto the driveway. Our animals suffered, too. The goats, chickens, and geese couldn't walk through the layers of snow and ice. Icicles hung off of our emu until he couldn't stand. It was the worst weather in 50 years, but we made the best of it. Life slowed down, and we enjoyed the beauty of our farm under a blanket of snow.
Lori Brucher, Vancouver, Washington
Date Updated: April 27, 2012
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