There isn't really a better word to describe the weather. It's been a blizzard all day, not just heavy snow, but heavy wind as well, so much so that I have no idea how much snow has fallen. Some patches on the drive are free of snow, and in others it's over the top of my wellies.
This is probably one of the most sheltered spots, its a bench outside the caravan and there's probably around 4 inches of snow sat on it.
This is the back of the house, where it sits in to the hillside, my barn is on the left and the main house on the right, the wind has been blowing down the valley, so I've been blasted all day, the deck is mostly clear of snow.
Round the other end of the building is another matter, here the snow is piling up in drifts, we've cleared the back door several times today, but it's so windy it just keeps piling up.
The chickens are unimpressed with this state of affairs, their front door normally faces away from the prevailing wind blowing up the valley, this is blowing down the valley so it's been a bit crafty, and they've pretty much sat inside their house all day!
The main road running past the house has remained passable all day, but overnight with more snow and the wind I suspect that it will be blocked for a while tomorrow morning. This is all due to stop for the weekend, but then we're due more snow at the start of next week. Good job I work from home and can just sit back and watch it fall!