|It is the first week of December, in Eastern Oregon.|
It is amazing! It is the first week of December and the snow is gone, no more in our little neck of the woods. We had a very warm chinook wind come off the mountains and melt all the snow off in a single day. I went to Pendleton for errands in the morning and by the time I got back that afternoon this is what I saw. The stupid trees better not get fooled and try and come out of their winter stupor. It will kill even more this year than last.
I had to rush out to the back runoff creek and move fencing. I have cow panels hung over the runoff creek in six different places. I had to go lift all those sections of fence out of the creek bed while it was still dry. It is incredibly painful to do while hanging over a two foot deep raging runoff stream. I don’t swim well and those conditions are better for a kayak than swimming. I walked around in a long sleeve shirt only. It was great, bad for the trees but very pleasant to be out and about. I had an EMS call and had to run from the school house to my pickup by the house. I thought I was going to die before I got to the truck. I definitely need to do more aerobic exercise. The horses and sheep are starting to go up on the green hillside and eat the grass that is now growing again.