Well to answer your question...dealing with snow. As I predicted, winters come in pairs so since last year had the most snow on record (197˝ inches) this year cannot be far behind. In one week we got a storm that dumped 28 inches of snow on us, then less than 7 days later came another foot.
My sheep fence top wire is at 42 inches...between settling and some rain, the snow pack has hoovered around that mark since January. They are predicting March will bring us 101 inches of snow and yes they are forecasting more this week.
The rest of my time is spent trying to tell the unemployment people I am actually trying to find employment. No joking...I spend about 50% of my time being on the phone, doing paperwork, and emailing them explaining that I am actually trying to find a job. If they just left me alone, I would have probably already found one by now.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"