Here's my car - at 11am I showed a pic of this car in the blog so you can compare the snowfall amounts.
Under this snow is our SUV. Somewhere under there.
Below is a pic of one of our fields, with our old collapsed tobacco barn in the distance.
I'm still not sure how much snow we really got because of all the snow drifts. At some places the snow was up to my waist. At other places it was up to my thighs. It was alot of snow for MD, that's for sure.
Of interest to me was the rabbit tracks I saw tonight around the chicken coop. The chickens are secured inside their coop - they will not be going out into this deep snow for a couple days, at least. But there were rabbit tracks in the snow all around the perimeter of the chicken coop and fenced-in area. The rabbits are light and jump on top of the snow, leaving tracks behind. My husband made a really secure fence around the chicken area ensuring that nothing could climb under or get out. So, why on earth was a rabbit trying to get into the fenced area??
I walked around back of the chicken coop, cleared the impossibly high snow from around the gate so I could open the gate to enter the chicken pen, and then I saw it - a rabbit was locked inside the pen. There were rabbit tracks in the snow all over inside the pen. He was panicking, trying to escape, but couldn't get out. I saw the scared rabbit under a tree in the snow. He was a cottontail. He must have been locked in the pen for at least a couple days. We must have left the gate open before and he wandered in, then we returned and closed the gate while he was in the pen hiding from us. Then a blizzard hit while he was captured.
The interesting thing to me is that the rabbits on the outside were running around the pen, trying to get to the rabbit on the inside. Does that mean they cared about him? Rabbits have feelings/thoughts? Hmmm...
I made my way back into the house, got a carrot, returned to the fenced-in area behind the coop, and put the carrot under a tree. When I left I made sure to leave the gate open behind me. Good luck, little bunny. I hope you get out before that red fox I saw in the back yard a couple days ago gets in.