How to Sled Without Snow

I hope you guys had an excellent Christmas! And I had a wonderful Christmas – thank you for asking! 😉 I can’t believe it’s already over, but we still have two Christmas parties to go to, so I guess it isn’t really…

Ahem. Onto the post. The other day Megan and Carmen and my cousin and I went sledding, and it was so much fun! But the other detail you need to know is that there was zero snow on the ground.

So, are you puzzled, bewildered, and otherwise confused? Or did the featured image give it away? Oh bother. XD

Well, there’s this pile of fluff a.k.a. cotton seeds in one of our barns, and it turns out its excellent for sledding on! It’s packable like snow, but not nearly as cold. 😉 (If you would like to learn more about the cotton pile, click here.)

There happens to be quite a large, steep pile in the barn at the moment, which is perfect for sledding.



I love the manual aperture option on my new camera because I can blurr backgrounds like this! ♥


While we were sledding I got several funny pictures and only like two great ones. We made up a bunch of different “moves” like riding backwards with your eyes closed, or going down on your stomach versus sitting up or laying down, etc. It was like a mini roller coaster ride! The one variation that was hardest to master was sitting “sidesaddle.” Everyone who tried it flipped off and crashed except for my little sister Carmen – probably because she was the lightest. XD


Super blurry but in kind of a neat way. Ha ha, look at Carmen’s expression. XD XD


This is probably my favorite picture! Carmen kind of slid off the sled on her way down… XD
And apparently so did Megan…
There we go. Much better. Ha ha, her expression! XD


 Before we sledded (slid? slided?) my sister Megan and I went over to inspect some pigeons sitting on the haybales across the room. One poor little bird was so scared it let Megan pick him up, so I got some fairly close-up pictures. Pigeons have actually a pretty neat feather pattern, but their eyes are weird. XD And not to mention they’re messy…
Somehow I think this looks kind of pretty – kind of soft, if you know what I mean. Or maybe not…
That is one creepy stare. XD
Megan will pretty much pick up any animal, be it bug, bird, or beast. 😛
Poor thing, it was so scared. But don’t worry, we let it go after we finished taking pictures.


Have you gone sledding for real yet? Does sledding in the cotton pile look like a fun substitute?


P. S. I have a bunch of posts I need want to post. XD There’s a Christmas post with the gifts I made and the gifts I received, a post with a collection of some of my recent art, another post about these adorable kittens, and a year-in-review post! 😀 Which one of those are you looking forward to the most?


34 thoughts on “How to Sled Without Snow

  1. That looks like a lot of fun! Too bad we don’t have snow or cotton piles. Oh well, maybe at winter camp! (or a grass hill?? XD )
    Those pigeons are neat! It’s cool that you got to photograph them up so close!
    Ooh! Looking forward to your upcoming posts! I think I’m most excited for your Christmas gifts post! 🙂


  2. THAT LOOKS SO FUN!!! 😮 Sadly, we don’t have a cotton pile OR snow. *sniff*
    My mom walked by and saw the picture of Megan with the pigeon and said, “That looks like you! An animal in one hand and a camera in the other.” XD XD

    -Clara ❤


  3. What a genius idea! There isn’t any snow here either…it’s actually quite warm! HOORAY!!! 😀
    ~Grace ❤
    P.S. Hmm…I'd love to see a post of the gifts you gave/received! I too have a bunch of post ideas and I can't decide which one to do! #bloggingstruggles XD


    1. Hee hee! Well if you plant a cotton seed maybe someday (in the VERY distant future) you’ll have enough seeds to sled on. XD We actually have grown a few plants from the seeds, but they usually don’t survive very long. 😦

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  4. That is so cool! It also looks like a ton of fun, especially because we don’t have any snow. It actually snowed a bit this morning(at least there was a tiny amount of snow on the ground when I got up), but we really haven’t gotten a good amount of snow this winter so far. Do you ever get enough snow to sled?
    ~Christian Homeschooler


  5. How neat! So creative a way to sled without snow! I actually haven’t sledded this year, my dad, brother and I go skiing and snowboarding at a resort near here!! So fun! The cotton looks like a perfect substitute for snow, I wish I could come sled with you!

    I’m most looking forward to the post of your recent art!! I love your art!


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