Nelly, our Boston terrier, has become Deerfield's official snow gauge.
Nelly's legs measure 5 inches. We calculate the space between her belly and the top of the snow and that's how we get our snowfall amount. At 9 a.m. we have 4.5 inches of snow and it's still coming. More on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday.
As you can see by Nelly's demeanor in the photo, she is not overly thrilled with her snow gauge duties. Willie, our white boxer, is excused from snow duties because he just disappears. He can always be found hunkered up against the stove.