This past week we knew we had a storm coming. It mostly just showed rain but to be on the safe side we loaded up on propane, groceries and the like. And it’s a good thing we did!
Over the weekend we had a bit of rain and snow but it didn’t stick around and it really didn’t seem all that bad. Then Sunday it all changed. Around 3pm a little light snow started coming down.
And then around 5pm it really started falling.
The weather service predicted about 1-2″ of snow fall. Boy, were they wrong!
The snow was supposed to stop by 10am. But as of this writing at 11am it is still coming down heavy. It’s supposed to turn to rain later in the day which will of course melt it all off and make everything a soupy, muddy mess. As we are a mile and a half down a dirt road we will be staying put until everything dries out. The 4 Runner can make it out if necessary but it’s better to stay put and enjoy this last (hopefully) snow storm of the season! It really is quite beautiful and our new metal roof on the cabin is holding up well. Cheers!
And the RV looks pretty damn cozy too.
It’s a good thing we don’t have to be anywhere – we are pretty well snowed in for now. 🙂 We had to get up on the roof of the RV and clean off the solar panels and run the genny for a bit! It’s always nice to have a back up system.
We’ve been very quiet lately! We left Santa Fe back in early March and got ourselves up to our new hometown in northern New Mexico. It was still COLD and there was still snow on the ground. The road to our property was impossible to get through, but we were close and that’s what mattered to us.
We did manage to buy ourselves a 4 wheel drive vehicle though! We found a well maintained (older) Toyota 4 Runner and snatched it up. It needed new tires but otherwise was in perfect shape.
After about a week or so of nice sunny weather our road managed to dry up and we made it to our cabin! It was nice to see that everything was still in great shape and it had handled the winter well.
Our RV pad we had put in last fall looked in great shape too and we couldn’t wait to get started on our build.
Here is an update on our build. As we are maintaining a separate blog for our Tiny House project you can read about that here:
And yesterday (4/4), after spending a month at an RV park in town we were finally FINALLY able to get our rig up the mountain and set up on the RV pad! The thrill of waking up this morning to the sounds of nature were beyond compare. It is beautiful here and quiet and the wildlife abounds.
It is still a bit cold but nothing we can’t handle. The solar on the RV is working like a charm! We sure love this life.
Be sure to follow our Off Grid Tiny Life homestead blog! We are building a tiny house cabin on 5 1/2 acres in northern New Mexico. We are completely off grid and will still continue to travel in the RV from time to time or even do some truck camping!