Monday, February 20, 2012

Snow Fun

We went to our cabin for the weekend and took our niece, Kari, with us. She was a lot of fun; she hadn't been to the cabin or on a snowmachine for about 8 years. She was a good sport; she didn't mind the cold, no shower, and having to use an outhouse plus she enjoyed our trail rides.
When we first arrived, my husband had to shovel off the porch just so we could get to the door.
Just for comparison - this is the porch in the summer.
Here's a view of the outhouse from the cabin porch. Sweetie will pack a trail over there with the snowmachine and then dig stairs down to the outhouse. Good thing nobody had to go in a hurry!

The little birds were begging for food within a few minutes of arrival.

We go about 1 mile from our cabin by snowmachine to this little a-frame to get water. It is a year-round spring that bubbles up from the ground. Someone has built this little shelter over a garden hose that comes up out of the ground. Lots of cabin people come here to fill up their jugs with fresh water.


Roxy, testing out the new staircase just carved by TimView from the outhouse! The stairs were a bit steep. After you've been snowmaching for a few hours and your legs are all wobbly it's a little hard to climb back up without a railing!
Taz, taking a peek at mommy!


Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

OMGosh.. to cold for Moi. But the bird is do they get food when its that snowy? The dogs in the snow are adorable too. Its so funny how Annie, our dog, balks at a bath but loves rolling in the snow. :) Great photos.

Lynn said...

I am laughing imagining myself on such a trek. I'd be fallen down those stairs and lost to freeze to death in the out house! I'd never make it back to the cabin. You all so brave to even know how to live in such a cold clime.
Pretty from afar, but not for the weak of heart such as me! LOL

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What an adventure. It is a whole different way of thinking about winter up there where you are. I was wondering if you could even get to your cabin what with all the snow you have been showing us. I shouldn't have even worried about that. Good thing your Sweetie doesn't mind shoveling.

A Lady's Life said...

lol sounds like a great deal of fun.

Will you be digging a well?
It wouldn't be a bad idea.

tainterturtles said...

Wow, looks like a lot of work to me, but I'm glad you have a cabin to escape to!

Love the doggy photo!

Caroline said...

What a lovely set of photos - love the little birdie! The snow looks great in the sunshine!

Mim said...

I'm with the OMG crowd. At my age a run to a frozen outhouse would be TOO much!! But it does look gorgeous and since we have no snow this winter, it's nice to see yours