In the winter the hives stand right out in the cold and snowdrifts.
The ex-coachman's feet sank into rugs as fleecy and deep as snowdrifts.
Ahead, the leeward sides of the wickiups were rows of snowdrifts, all the same size.
There were the snowdrifts like mountains and castles along the fences.
After a gale they feel their way by observing the direction of the snowdrifts.