Digging out

We have a 40% chance of more snow today but I don’t think that’s going to happen. The skies are partly cloudy and are wispy and filmy. They don’t look at all filled with water. But of course, that could change. We are also under an avalanche warning. I don’t think that warning will affect us either since we are out on the bald naked prairie. We do have mountains all around us but they are not within avalanche striking distance.

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We continue to dig out from the 14 inches of snow that “the big storm” dumped on us. We were lucky. Reports are that parts east of us received 4 feet of snow. 4 FEET! The entire town of Browning was shut down and remains in a state of gridlock. I can’t even imagine 4 feet.

With the digging out comes a new routine. It goes something like this~ feed and water all animals. Next find a spot that needs clearing of snow and work on that. IE: the front porch or the garage floor or the north porch or the front of the chicken coop. Next come into the house and warm up. This might take several cups of coffee or tea or hot chocolate depending on the age of the worker. Next pick an inside project to complete (HA! That’s a joke! I have 1000 projects started and almost nothing completed! Part of this is because I’m still laid up with a busted leg and the other is that I’m lazy!)

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Today I am performing a traditional wintertime activity~ the perusing of the seed catalogs. I love this! Usually I try and do this wonderful perusing in the evenings so I don’t use the coveted daylight hours for an activity I can perform at night. But I’m so starved for green and red and yellow colors of spring and summer food that I’m going to put aside a few other things and just pour over these catalogues. I actually can’t wait. I’m going to put on some soothing music like Bear McCreary and loose myself in the pictures of tomatoes and peppers and melons. And dream of a garden of Eden.

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On other news~ last night I sent a child to the potato bin for potatoes to use for supper and I couldn’t believe the distressing information that we were down to the last 5 pounds! Heavens! Surely we didn’t eat 300# of potatoes? (Maybe and “don’t call me Shirley”~ name that movie) Where did they all go?

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The sad news is that most of our beloved potatoes froze during the last severe cold snap and now they were all black and squishy and not usable. So I must purchase potatoes on my next trip to the store. That’s too bad too. Our home grown potatoes are so sweet. That also means that this summer will mean a revamping the potato bin before the next harvest. Maybe some type of insulation inside the bin. I’m not sure yet. I’ll have to talk to Tim. He’s a master at figuring out problems.

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Well, I’m off to look at a seed catalogue work on the next project.

Stay warm and have a wonderful day!

 

What’s for supper: IDK yet. I’m still cogitating on the matter.

Today’s count: 0 eggs.

Weather: A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Light and variable wind. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -3. Light north wind.

 

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