For those who have been watching news of the New England weather, here's a personal look at what 30 inches of snow in 12 hours looks like. We shoveled and plowed through the night to keep our lanes open. The alpaca/llama stayed in the barn eating hay. The dogs played in the drifts all night. The chickens/guinea fowl slept through the entire event. We did not lose power, but we prepared for an extended outage by moving 50 gallons of water for the animals into the garage and 50 gallons for humans into the basement. We moved a cord of firewood to the front and back porch. At the moment, we're done with our morning farm chores, ensuring all the animals will have a warm and dry day.