While doing a grocery run on Sunday, I took the scenic route to and from the store. I went down a back road that I had never been on and was rewarded with this unique barn find. While it looks like it could use a little bit of loving, it still had the windmill on top, unlike another nearby one.
Skagit Valley Farm
Trisha at Bluff Area Daily hosts Barn Charm each week. Click on the barn icon above to go visit other barns shared this week.
It was interesting to see the snow cornice on the roof of the house this past weekend. When we first got there, we had about 10" of snow hanging from the roof.
Upon further inspection, you could see where it curled back towards the house, including the icicles, almost like a wave curling back on itself. It must have been a slow process where the icicles built up as the snow slowly slid down the roof.
Finally, around 1 a.m. Sunday night/Monday morning, the snow and ice made a loud rumbling and scraping sound as it broke free and created a roof avalance. I was amazed by the width of the snow field it created under the eaves. Good thing the dogs were inside when it let go.
Within a few days, you will notice that our URL will become chickendanceranch.com. Yes, I've made it official. Don't worry if you've bookmarked our karlandsally.blogspot address. You will still end up visiting the CDR site.
Not too long after we bought our piece of paradise in June 2008, the name Chicken Dance Ranch was bestowed upon it as a joke. It stuck. So visitors beware...you might just have to do the Chicken Dance with the rest of us. If you don't know how to do it when you arrive, you certainly will be an expert before you leave.
There are many waterfalls and areas where water drips down the rock walls along the North Cascade Highway. With temperatures hovering in the low to mid-teens last Saturday, the water was frozen in many places.
There was one area in the gorge outside of Newhalem that had an interesting ice formation. I wish I could judge how tall this ran but it was probably close to 8 or 10 stories high. We did stop to take these photographs.