It Just Gave Up


This is my outdoor thermometer. It was blown down by the winter wind, defeated, and now it’s broken. Or mayhap it committed suicide and threw itself down.

I’m sure if it was working, it would read 500 degrees below zero.

It’s snowing.


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 9, 2014  

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  1. 2-9

    Soon it will just all be a memory…. :sun:

  2. 2-9

    Our thermometer is known to do the same – but during the summer heat and humidity.

    5 weeks until spring . . .

  3. 2-9

    Our outside thermometer is stuck at 20. It will move if the temp goes above 20, but not below. So because its been so COLD here in NE Ohio, we’ve only seen it move above 20 a few times. I think its just in denial now. We’re like you Suzanne…so ready for this #$&*(# winter to be over!!!

  4. 2-9

    Snow here as well, I keep thinking that all of the trees and flowers will be even more beautiful will all the mositure they will have when the spring comes, and all of the stream and creeks will have plenty of water flowing for all of the wild animals—there has to be something good come of all of the snow and ice.

  5. 2-10

    Me too….but what will the chickens think if we really do give up? We will not let them down. Yes 5 weeks more! WE can make it! I hope! Yes we will!!!!

  6. 2-10

    Thank goodness you are at Sassafras and not Stringtown! I couldn’t imagine how horrible that would be to be over there now!

  7. 2-10

    I am so sorry your thermometer broke. Can you take the back off and get a new insert. It is a very beautiful piece of necessary equipment. I know I have to have mine to know how many layers to add before going out.
    I thought we were going to be missed with the snow and so much for thinking, we got about 12 inches in 3 days. It was so cold the snow was dry and now it is raining. My husband was laid for those 3 days so guess who did the chores? My chickens would not even think of going back to their rooms and leave the big barn. Some wouldn’t even leave one barn to go eat and drink water. I put them back after the storms quit, now to retrain them to go to roost again.
    I pray you keep your electric and heat on and don’t get anymore freezing pipes. I know you will eventually get all your pipes covered or dug deep enough to keep from freezing.

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