Wednesday, November 8, 2017

First snow!

Gripping the steering wheel and grinding my teeth, we crawled past yet another car in the ditch. No wonder: the road was treacherously slippery so early in the morning. The whole family sat in the car, clinging to their own seats and marvelling at the scene outside: a winter wonderland in very early November. 

That morning, we drove the kids to school, which at its best is a 30 minute car ride, but took us 45 minutes this snowy morning. Eva was about to receive an award at school, so Steve and I had decided to come to school with the kids and witness our daughter's celebration.

I don't think I've ever seen snow so early in the season.  It sure was pretty, though, although it melted in a couple of days.

This is what our icy view looked like out of the car window past Rockport State Park.

The strangest thing about this weather was the fact that two days before, we were hiking on Sauk Mountain in our T-shirts.

Sauk Mountain is one of our local mountains, a popular hike with steep switchbacks, gorgeous scenery - and a deadly history. Several people have died up there, either falling down or shot dead after being mistaken for a bear by a teenage hunter.

Therefore, the hike feels eerie. But look: it's worth it, don't you think?

I'm taking a deep exhale after a busy week of launching my free webinar and paid online cheesemaking course into the world. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.

Also, we celebrated Eva's 8th birthday in the middle of the promotional frenzy, with a best-friend sleepover, roller skating party, and plenty of cupcakes.

I can't believe my baby is so old.

I don't have a whole lot of words left in me after so much writing in the past couple of weeks, so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

I've been taking the dogs for walks in our woollen handknits. Yes, I said OUR because I knit winter sweaters for my little foofy dog. Don't judge me.

First ice in the river
Racoon tracks

Halloween - my man and I


  1. Fabulous photos, Corina! Thank you for sharing them with us. My daughter also turned 8 this week. It looks as if your daughter had a great time! And finally, just to let you know I really enjoyed your chevre webinar. You said you felt nervous beforehand, but you did a great job and were very clear.

    1. Hi Sophie,
      Thanks so much for your nice feedback! I loved doing this webinar, and there were no tech glitches! Yippie! Glad you enjoyed it!
      And happy birthday to your not so little one!

  2. It just seems like yesterday when we were in the middle of a heat wave! Snow! Here come winter. I know what happened to Sasquatch. He took up the guitar and married a nice fraulein. I'm happy to see that he still has his tree moss!

    1. I know, right? Heat wave, drought! And now snow and floods.
      Doesn't Steve look great in his costume?


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