-17, thats NOT the wind chill index

By: dawny2u2, 1:11 PM GMT on February 25, 2011

Yeah, that is COLD. This is the weather I wish I had wood heat, nice, real hot, put another log on the fire heat. Coming home to a warm, cozy home, after working outside all day, feels very blessed. I wish I had a woodstove, but I do have heat. And today, my job just happens to be inside - that IS fortunate.The chicken coop is actually staying above freezing, I have 3 heat lamps in there, but the girls are getting cabin fever, lots of missing tail feathers, they...

Not Done Yet

By: dawny2u2, 12:42 PM GMT on February 18, 2011

Its cold again, but I am enjoying these peeks into spring. There are warm days sprinkled in betweeen the cold - that means I can turn the heat down, don't have to put on the heat lamps in the chicken coop, and do a little yard clean up. Having a dog makes for a LOT of clean up, when the snow melts and you get a good view. OH MY, I said the other day,as I got out the shovel, and was saved from my duties by a 10 minute pellet storm. Thats winter!

Updated: 1:03 AM GMT on February 19, 2011

Big Day for the Sheets

By: dawny2u2, 2:14 PM GMT on February 14, 2011

This is it, the day I wait all winter for. I will head into the garage and find the clothesline and pole. I'll rifle through the piled up accumulation of winter, and dig up the clothespins. There is a 15 mph wind forecasted, on a 40+ degree day. That'a a winning recipe for sheet heaven. Through the years I have used my clothesline more, and the dryer rarely. Even in the winter months, I have 2 racks I dry my clothes on in the house. Frugal, I know, but it has...

February Morning

By: dawny2u2, 12:14 PM GMT on February 09, 2011

It is 12 below right now. We got about 6 inches of snow yesterday, blowing around badly in the morning, creating drifts and low visibilty. But by 3 pm, it was sunny, covered with fluffy snow, and COLD. Even so, I know the seeds are starting to sprout in the earth. I know that this snow is going to melt and become moisture to nourish those seeds. And I hope this cold helps kill off the pine beetles we have had devastating losses from. The days are getting longer,...

Dropped 13 degrees in 2 hours

By: dawny2u2, 4:00 PM GMT on January 18, 2011

And started to snow. Now it feels like winter! It was so warm and melting yesterday, I was compelled to get out and clean up the yard, though it was slick and icy. Melting and freezing daily creates slippery spots. Today I am absolved from outdoor duties. My long weekend can be finished up with my favorite indoor tasks. Mother Nature always wins.

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