There is no way I can recreate it.
It was just written late in the day after the snow had stopped. We ended up with about 15 inches of the fluffy white stuff. No really bad wind. The temperature did drop as predicted and we got down to 5° this morning at daybreak.
When I did the chickens around 4 PM yesterday, I had to wade drifts 24 inches deep, and we can't get into the chicken yard with the tractor so that snow was 12-15 inches deep. They did reward me with three eggs!
I plan to do some shoveling today. DH said the generator vents were blocked so I will clear those first. I won't let him touch a snow shovel. It is one of the things the doctors warned him about and also to do nothing strenuous in high heat or cold. I will just do it in short spurts once I figure how to cover my face.
We stayed in most of the day except for routine chores.
The birds flocked to the feeders all day long. DH had to refill the black oil sunflower one out on the tree. I need to clean out some of the feeder holes on them this morning. They refuse to peck through the snow to get the seeds.
Biscuit refuses to come inside but he has lots of good places deep in straw to bed down and the vet told us he has a double layer of fur because he is part retriever.
He followed me around as I took care of the chickens, going to the feed room and then inside the Milk Parlor to mix the warm mash for them. He sat outside the chicken yard waiting for me.
I took this photo to try to show the whiteout conditions of early in the day yesterday.
and this is the drift around the cistern planter on the patio by the back door,
I will post the recipe for the Lemon Meringue Pie....as requested:
From Joy of Cooking:
Bake pie shell, reduce oven to 325° and leave on for meringue.
Combine in a 2 or 3 quart saucepan:
1-1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Gradually blend in until smooth,
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
add, blending well
3 egg yolks, well beaten
2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
Stirring constantly add
1-1/2 cups boiling water.
Bring to a full boil, stirring gently. Once it begins to thicken, reduce the heat and simmer l minute. Remove from heat and stir in
l teaspoon lemon zest
Pour into baked pie shell. Top with meringue. Bake at 325° until lightly browned.
Here is the end result: