The Lord blessed South Louisiana with an early Christmas miracle a couple weeks ago…6” of snow! Yes, you read that right. Snow in Louisiana.
I’ve experienced Louisiana snowfall a couple times in my lifetime but nothing as heavy and long lasting as this one. Witnessing this spectacular event at our farm with all the animals made it even more special.
My cowboy was away for the week hunting in Tensas Parish and called me before he got in the deer stand that morning to tell me the good news. I couldn’t contain my emotion. I actually wept as I walked from room to room, looking out the windows in amazement and shouting with excitement. As everyone knows, this year has been difficult in regards to our infertility and our early adoption journey. The combination of heavy emotions on my heart and the joy of the Lord brought me to my knees in tears. Watching the beautiful blanket of snow cover the landscape was a big hug from God, letting me know once again He’s here, on earth and all around. It was so very beautiful and moving.
My husband might think I’m slightly crazy (or maybe just hormonal) because I cried when I saw the snow but that’s ok. What else is new?
Every little corner of the farm was covered in white, creating a magical winter wonderland for me and the animals to enjoy.
The horses didn’t quite know what to think of the snow. Sparkle was already out in it when I walked to the barn that morning but Freedom was very hesitant. He watched for a good while before venturing out in the open.
Once daylight broke, Sparkle and Freedom walked to the cozy back corner of the pasture to explore.
There’s something about horses in the snow that is absolutely stunning. These are some of my favorites captured that morning. I took a step back and allowed them to discover this new adventure without interfering with their experience.
Once they realized the grass was covered in snow and unavailable for their consumption, Sparkle and Freedom began eating the leaves off the trees. It was quite the sight watching them pull on the branches and munch on the leaves.
After spending quality time with the horses, I ventured back to the house to check on the Gypsy Chicks. They were still pretty much hunkered down in the coop when I left them.
To my surprise Mutt & Jeff, our newest residents of Cypress Bayou Farm, were the first to really get out and about in the snow. And if you are wondering what’s interesting about Jeff, it is his top hat hair. He is a Buff Laced Polish rooster and does everything in style. He has better hair than me!
Mutt is a Mottled Cochin Bantam rooster and has the sweetest personality. He’s sort of a ninny in a way but I would rather that than an aggressive rooster.
Pretty soon, all the girls were making a run for it and romping through snow, crunching with each step.
Between the chickens and the horses, my heart was overflowing with an abundance of gratitude.
When I walked to the front of our house, I had to stop and marvel at its simplistic beauty. Andrew’s grandfather’s red bell stood out in the white snow, adding to the Christmas feel of our snow-capped farmhouse.
The view down our road was unrecognizable and gorgeous.
Even the next day, there was still quite a good amount of snow leftover. Anyone familiar with the great bayou state of Louisiana, that is unheard of around here.
I told you everything Jeff does is in style and maybe with a little bit of attitude. Just maybe.
Because I took so many videos of the animals enjoying our first snow at the farm, I created a video for you to enjoy.
Thank you for following along this picture diary of our Christmas snowfall at Cypress Bayou Farm. During the hustle and bustle of this season, may you cherish the simple things, feel the peace of God and know the light of Christ.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Cypress Bayou Farm!