Last week we told you about all of the repairs around the farm that needed to be done now that the winter’s snow had melted. Silly us. Snow doesn’t melt in Sharon Springs in March. It simply steps out for a second. And it came roaring back with a vengeance two days after we wrote that last post. In fact, last Friday we had the most snow we’ve ever had in one day since we moved to the farm: 40 inches.

Yes you read that right…40 inches in one day.

You probably didn’t hear about our snow on TV. Because unlike most major metropolitan areas, we don’t name our storms or call them things like “BOMB CYCLONES!” We still use the old fashioned word: “Blizzard.” In fact, the old timers call it…well…they just call it: “Snowing.” Or: “This ain’t nowhere near as bad as 1953.”

People here don’t get into fights in the supermarket over the last loaves of bread and milk. If we don’t have bread in the house, we bake it. And if we need milk, we milk something. If there’s a fire or emergency call during a blizzard, local residents are standing by, ready to use their pickups to plow through the storm to help the volunteer firemen & volunteer EMTs get through. When the power goes out, we start a fire. And if the power stays out, we transfer the stuff in the freezer to a snow drift. The Governor declared a State of Emergency for our county and banned all cars from the roads. But at most we were in a State of Minor Aggravation, and we’re not stupid enough to drive during a blizzard anyway.

Still, though, 40 inches is pretty impressive. So we thought we’d take you on a walk around the farm again…or at least as far as we could make it out the door…

 

by Josh and Brent

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Veronica Klaus

I grew up in Illinois, were there was always a real winter. Having spent the last thirty years in Illinois, I moved to Sharon Springs last May and enjoyed a real winter again for the first time in many, many years. Even the 40″ storm 🙂

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Veronica Klaus

oops, I meant to say that I had spent 30 years in San Francisco and recently moved here…..duh.

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Aabbee

Just signed up and read this snow story!!!! Oh my! Loved reading this and seeing the pictures!!! Onder is one cool dog😍

Will certainly miss seeing you guys on Evine as it was such fun and informative watching you both and your little goats!

Glad we can all keep in touch with you!

Your Very Best❣️

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Heidi Meka

Hi Joyce! We are sad to leave too. BUT, there are all kinds of exciting things in store. Please make sure that you join our mailing list so that we can let you know of all the FUN and exciting plans! Have a wonderful day!

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Virginia Borgogno

Hi neighbors!!! Just found out u r leaving evine. Why? I’ve ordered some but can’t afford to do as much as I’d like right now. Only way to order will be thru the merkintile? Sorry u r leaving evine, but will stay with u. Happy summer! Virginia borgogno

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Heidi Meka

Hi Virginia!We are sad to! But, goodbye is never forever! I have sent you an invitation to join our e-mail newsletter so that we can stay in touch and you will be the first to know of any exciting news! If you decide to join our newsletter you will receive a 15% discount code! Call us here at Neighbor Services anytime Monday – Friday 9am-5pm with any questions! 888.801.1802 x1

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Gayle Bell. California Girl

Wow! You are snowed it! Hot toddy time by the fire!
I received my package today!! 12 soaps, face wipes, and night face cream! So I’m laying in bed in Sexy, Sexy night cream. Do you make Yang Yang colone? If not guess the body butter will be next best.
Well rest well dear brothers, New Sis, Gayle

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Linda Turner

Snowing again here in CT too…I remember the farmers calling spring snow ‘spring fertilizer’. Of course, spreading manure on the fields right before the storm helps add to the boost! I too was outside enjoying the little ‘break’ we get this time of year, when you can feel the increasing heat of the sun and you imagine spring is right around the corner. But, I’m just as happy to have another day indoors to catch up on remaining winter projects and sit by the window with a tea or coffee-and be amazed by the absolute control that nature has on our outdoor environment! Stay warm and safe up there!

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Edward W

Yes, we are in the “In like a lion”mode. Roof Rake is once again ready! Camden ME is ready. Don’t know if it will hit your farm way over in NY. If it does, looking forward to more great pictures and some of the “new kid’s”

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carol jones

I love you guys. A year ago my husband and I almost 70 explored Sharon Springs. We kept saying I wish we were younger we could really do something in this town. Drove by your house about four times looking for goats. I have to admit I did not know about you two until I found Josh’s book in a thrift store. That’s good for profits. He sold it twice. I love your life and please don’t stop. We spent five years in NH but now in the Shenandocatsah Va mountains less snow. C

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Essay

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Zoe

Thank You for the pictures of your snow days ha- put lots of moisture on skin- love your soaps – your lip moisturizer has help so much in cold – just wondering can you maybe make skin pads for face – just to prep skin for the day and night- much appreciate – Bless your beautiful nieghbors- seasons are nice to see – summer soon – enjoy day – coffee ☕️

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Zoe

Beautiful season- your dog Onders takes to snow well – Brent and josh you nieghbors are the best -thank you summer soon – blessings

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Barbara

I enjoyed the pictures and your thoughts on the storm. I love the snow. I feel safe and insulated from the daily whirlwind out there. There is beauty all around us after it stops. Talking a walk is the best and then enjoying the cozy warmth inside. Beautiful!

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Pat Quinter

WOW! I thought the snow was bad here in New Jersey. Not anymore 40 inches, amazing. Hi Onder..

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LIsa Hall Collins

Hi neighbors! We’re about to re-visit our Blizzard of 1993 with the meteorologists. I’m not sure how much snow we had, but we’re never prepared in the South. I had just moved into my new house and hadn’t bothered with the store or unpacking. I went to bed and woke up trying to warm my hands with a votive candle I found. About an hour passed and I had a gas fireplace, but no logs, and afraid to use it. I looked out my windows to see which houses had smoke coming out their chimneys. I saw a few, but before I could get my blizzard clothing together, there was a knock at the door and a guy introduced himself. He said they knew I’d just moved in and was looking out the window and wanted to invite me over with the other families. We had six families in one house with a wood burning fireplace. We cooked over the gas grills outside(the guys did) and they declined my one can of green beans! That was the best time to meet everyone and we all survived the our blizzard. I don’t know the official count, but the snow was up to my waist until I encountered a drift. FUN!! Someone pulled me out. Anyway, we did get power the next day and we were all happy to have a shower in our respective homes.
My next time with neighbors was a tornado warning and my home was IT for hiding. Another day, another story.
Good night sweet neighbors! I know you’ll survive, too.

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Ms. Terry Nestel

You all are terrific. Great photos and comments made me laugh. Although I know it is serious Re heavy snow on roofs.
I love all you products. Recently I bought some chocolate cookies & some pastels. Using the excellent wash powder & it is pure & great for whites & colors. Love to support you both!
Take good care!
Your neighbor in LA,
Terry

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Marvin & Lesleigh Johnson

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures! It’s beautiful but yes, maybe a bit too much snow! It takes me back to fond memories though as I live in Fl but do miss the snow. Thank-you for your products (I have many) and for sharing your lives with us. Josh and Brent – you are good souls and make me smile whenever I see you on TV or see your newsletters.

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Marvin & Lesleigh Johnson

Oh – love the pictures of Onder too! Hope the goats & your other animals are doing ok!

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Jilly

Wow. Thanks for sharing…errrr…I think : ( My heart goes out to you. HOWEVER, you still have your humor. Take care of yourselves, stay safe and PLEASE watch where you step to shovel that snow off of your roof. Love you guys.

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Betty Sizemore

Thank you so much for posting and describing all the pictures. I live in NC and we don’t ever get snow like that.

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Patrica Halcro

Those are some great shots of the snow storm, how about you guys make some snow angels. Onder is one handsome dude, he looks great in all that white.

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Lori

The pictures are gorgeous! The snow is so clean and fresh. In Texas we don’t see much snow so I really enjoyed the pics. Thanks!

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Wanda McKnight

I have to hand it to you guys. You have a lot of energy! Good luck and be careful.

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Annelouise Bartels

Reminds me of snows I’ve been thru. The blizzard of 1979 stopped Baltimore in it’s tracks. Buses and cars abandoned in the middle of streets. No next shift replacements at the hospital. All staff, including us nurses, worked 3 days and nights before the MD national guard could bring replacement staff in. We sleep in couple of hours shifts and the hospital started running out of food and supplies. Luckily you had supplies and fellow farmers for help. Onder reminds me of my Willie- loved the snow too. But you didn’t say how the baby goats we’re doing. Thanks for the pictures.

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Edward W

If needed, roof rake !! Didn’t do one time and it rained inside the house from the ceiling !! Really !!now more time to spend fixing plaster and sheet rock ceilings. than a hour or so to “rake”. Had just about a foot, Camden ME. Maybe those new fangle electric do hickies are in order that warm and melt the edges of the roof eves. Imagine they work really well when the electric is out !!

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Donn

Love it! I have to chuckle every time a “storm” is coming nowadays — it’s total chaos — yep it snows in the good old Northeast and pretty much has as long as I can remember and at 74 years old, I’ve seen a lot — as the old timers used to say, “I walked to school with snow clear up to my waist” There were no school buses so no need for snow days — we used the good old fashioned feet to get us there and had a good time doing it :). And when we arrived home after school, Mom was there and had hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon rolls :)! Life was much more simple then!

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Karen L. Kohan

A snowfall like this brings back memories of when I was young and living in Johnstown, PA. People prepared (but weren’t greedy by any means and only took what they absolutely needed, leaving enough behind for others), had common sense not to drive anywhere (but had the chains on the wheels of their one and only vehicle just “in case” of an emergency) and actually enjoyed “playing” in it and hand shoveling. I can remember one year when Easter was in April walking to church in my maxi coat and the snow being up above my knees. We now have a 550 foot driveway that’s over 60′ across the top and my 65-year old hubby still prefers shoveling over the John Deere snowblower he had or using a plow. Figures it’s “good” exercise.

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Roseann Carbone

Wow! It reminds me of snowmageddon we had a couple years ago in Massachusetts. But that was a couple of storms back to back…not one big one…the closest is the Blizzard of 78. Snow is beautiful but a pain the butt to shovel! Good luck guys, stay safe!

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Anna Klijn

Over here in Sweden this is just a normal winter. Beautiful can’t say anything else but my goodness it’s hard work. Don’t wait to long with your roof guys because it’s dangerous to leave it up there. Here the guys from the kommun (council) go up in mountain gear and start cleaning. Every year there are people who wait for better weather and finding themselves without a roof. Stay healthy spring is round the corner (I hope)
Anna

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Merry Lerma

Living in Los Angeles, people were freaking out with a 1/2 inch of rain.

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Barb Vernot

I remember snows like that when I was growing up in Toronto. Now that I am living in California only the mountains get snow but certainly not that much. I have to say I miss it but not really. Thanks for sharing.

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Alecia Palmer

I so enjoyed you guys share and pictures of the tremendous snow storm. That’s incredible. I love snow, but that may have been too much for even me. Hope everyone, two legs and four legs, are safe and warm. Also, hope the damage isn’t too bad!

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Patty Castaldi

Amazing photos! Nothing near that here in Yonkers! I have some really great memories of big snowstorms in Wisconsin… no school,hot cocoa, fireplace roaring and tunnels through the snow! To some of your readers it might look scary but I think it can be a great time to relax and enjoy quiet time in a wondrous setting! As long as you get that snow off the roof! 😊

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Cynthia

I live in West Texas. I can’t imagine getting that much snow. I pray you all are safe. I think it looks frightening! Hope to see a beautiful spring when it all melts away. Be safe Neighbor!😊

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