When we moved from Wisconsin to Missouri in April we left behind 3 feet of snow. We were happy to leave the snow behind. Now in Missouri with an unusual winter storm called Cleon we now have 12 inches of snow. Our neighbors have said that this is one of the worst winter storms that they have ever seen in the 42 years that they have lived here. At least we can take comfort that this doesn't happen all that often. We were told that usually what happens is it will snow a few inches then melt within a few hours or a day or so. With this winter storm we will have this snow at least until Wednesday ( 12-11-13 ). Temperatures are suppose to start getting above freezing on Tuesday. So for now we are nice and cozy in our camper. Staying warm. Haven't gone anywhere except to give our neighbors up the hill a hard time about the snow. With the icy roads it isn't worth going to town until this starts to melt.
No work will get done for the next couple of weeks. We shoveled ( with the tractor of course ) out our EarthShip so when the snow does start to melt we won't have to wait as long for the water to dry up. We did cover our tires that are a work in progress and some dirt so work will get back under way when everything has thawed out.
Mary Severin writes about her families embarkment on a learning adventure to build an Upcycled Home using Earthship Principals. To find out what these Principals are click on the Earthship Principals link above.