Snowshoeing 2022

Our snow is getting deeper with no significant melt off so it was time to pull out the snowshoes and to practice getting them on and trekking through the deep snow to retrieve the mail.

Mail retrieved and heading back to the homestead. The only treacherous part of this journey is crossing the street to the mailboxes.

I decided to blaze some trails in the back acres, too, since the shoes were already on.

Snowshoeing is a great winter exercise and the only way we can walk on our property when we get significant snow like we’ve had this year.

Current tidbits: Woke up in the wee hours to temps at 9 degrees F, brrr. It’s in the teens now and the forecast is for a 26 degree high today.

Our Colville kids are coming for dinner. It will be nice to catch up with them. Pot Roast is going in the oven for a slow cook this afternoon. They’ll bring along a salad.

I’ve been watching World Cup Soccer and the championship game will be played on Sunday between Argentina and France. I’m rooting for Argentina along with our Russian Argentinian friends. The game is early enough on Sunday that I will be able to watch before it’s time to head to church because of the time difference between us and Qatar. They are 11 hours ahead of the Pacific Coast. Any other soccer fans out there?

Our church service this Sunday will consist of the Children’s Play. It is called It All Happened in the Country. The children have been practicing for a couple months. I’m looking forward to the story they present. Another round of snow is predicted on Sunday.

The days are ticking down to Christmas. Ten more days to Christmas and sixteen more days in 2022! Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “Snowshoeing 2022

  1. We’re waiting for our first major snow event. Oh joy unspeakable.

    One year, my father was making the trek across the road to fetch his mail. He was trying to hustle because of the traffic. He wound up falling in the road and nearly getting killed. Anyway, that was the year we learned that one can request a post box switch to the house side of the street. Lots of people joined him in doing so. There is zero good reason to have to cross the street to get your mail. You might consider it once spring arrives when it can be easily accomplished.

    Cheering for Argentina as well. Sam will be impressed that I know that much. 😁

    I’m off to round up some ice melt and a wreath for my door…hopefully.

    Merry on…


    • That is a scary story, Vee, about your dad’s fall. Our only option here is to get a mailbox close to our front door but that takes a serious health issue to warrant. Ask Sam if Alvarez or Messi are his favorite Argentinian players right now. He’ll be doubly impressed with your knowledge. Sending joy your way…

  2. I’ve never been on snow shoes, Ellen. You certainly need them, I see. It’s good to get fresh air during the winter weather events. We are getting tons of rain today. Those to our north will be getting snow. Stay warm and cozy!

  3. I’m sure I’d like walking with snowshoes. I should get some. Takes me a long time to make a trail just taking little steps. 🙂

  4. I’ve never done any snowshoeing. Is it hard? I’m so we don’t have that much snow…of course it’s very early in the season. Have fun with your kids tonight.

    • It’s not hard. Getting the snowshoes on the first time is hard, but then it gets easier. The deeper the snow the higher you have to step and that’s tiring. With snow that is not too deep it’s an easier trek.

  5. You are well prepared for your snowy weather conditions. Snowshoe walking gives you the opportunity to exercise. 🙂 I’m sure your grandchildren enjoy the snow. Have fun.

  6. Snowshoeing sounds like a great idea. We are in rural New England and get a lot of snow through the winter months. I have never thought of snowshoeing. I love it! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Beautiful environs you live in… nature’s playground for you to snowshoe, or cross country ski as well? We get down to -20’s C often but I’ve never seen anyone snowshoe, not in the city anyway, but cross country ski yes. Have a Blessed Christmas, Ellen, you and yours!

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