Saturday, February 6, 2010

And we're back...

It's been a while since I've updated this blog and I'm sorry. I've been very busy around the house since winter set in and today I updated the 'household adventures' and the 'garden project' pages(<= click to view details) with lots of newsy info and pics.

Like most the eastern U.S. today we're dealing with the after effects of the big storm. We have at least 14" of snow that came down in about 18 hours. With the 20-35 mph wind there is a lot of drifting. So much so that for once I cannot dig out my own driveway. I have a very small snowblower. Not very tall and does not throw snow very far. Luckily my neighbor has graciously offered her hubby and his monster snowblower to take care of things. Honestly, that blower is huge - like a VW with handles. Bless 'em.

Since I'd gotten settled in with groceries and other amenities earlier in the week I can just hunker down, stay inside and enjoy the gorgeous views. There are some things, though, that just have to be gone outside for. There are birds to feed! So early on I grabbed the snow shovel and dug my way out to the feeders. What fun....not.

Woof! That was my exercise for the day. Last thing I needed was fall down and get drifted over. I filled up the feeders and threw out a loaf of shredded bread and hustled back inside where it's nice and warm. You can't beat a nice pile of snow on the roof for extra insulation!


  1. Welcome back! I've been watching reports of your epic snowfall.

    Good for you taking care of the birds in a blizzard.

  2. Hey thanks, Linda. It's nice to be missed. :-D

    Yes, quite the storm. Thankfully that even with high winds and the trees being heavy with snow, the neighborhood did not lose any limbs or branches this time. Finding places to push all the snow, however, is becoming the big challenge!


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