Series of Events

Dec
1


1. High water.
2. Tree across the road.


Now….

3. It has started snowing.

We’re expecting a plague of locusts next.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on December 1, 2010  

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  1. 12-1
    9:20
    am

    Make hot chocolate and celebrate life! :snowman:

  2. 12-1
    9:30
    am

    Sounds like a good day to quickly feed critters and then stay inside!

  3. 12-1
    10:09
    am

    Put Kahlua in the hot chocolate.

  4. 12-1
    10:15
    am

    Since you mentioned the weather, I wanted to share with you what I read this morning on the farmers almanac web site. Just weather lore, but interesting non the less.

    For your cows: An old bit of lore states, “Tails pointing west, weather’s at its best. Tails pointing east, weather is least.” Cows and horses usually stand with their backs to the wind, and westerly winds often mean arriving or continuing fair weather.

    A spoon shape inside of a persimmon seed represents a snow shovel, and warns that heavy snow is on the way.

    The number of foggy days in August is said to correspond with the number of snowy days during the coming winter.

    Taken from this web site:

    http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2010/10/04/test-your-weather-lore-knowledge/

  5. 12-1
    10:25
    am

    I don’t know which goat that is of yours but I am in love…

  6. 12-1
    10:36
    am

    We had floods yesterday and cold frosty windshields this morning in Alabama. At least we missed out on the tornadoes this time around. Enjoy your snowy day home.

  7. 12-1
    10:46
    am

    It’s snowing here in Wisconsin too, but just flurries. I’m looking forward to the first snowfall, but I live on the edge of a city and only have to wait for the plows to come through! BTW, I WANT THAT GOAT in the second photo. Who is that??? :airkiss: :airkiss:

  8. 12-1
    10:48
    am

    That is Rhett! The little Nigerian Dwarf buck that the girls don’t like!

  9. 12-1
    10:56
    am

    We’ve got about 21″ of the white stuff on the ground right now, and more comming…..Is it time for spring yet? :snuggle:

  10. 12-1
    11:22
    am

    Northern’s Lady, I’m with you, we have already had our first snow, freeze, and melt here in NW Oregon. My cows didn’t like and all I can say is KEEP THE MELT ON—-
    I used to love the snow until I had to be out in it twice a day or more to milk and take care of the chickens and two years ago we got 4 feet, thats right count them 1 2 3 4. I was so BLESSED my husband had ALL KIINDS OF 4 wheel drive rigs. He put a crest on the hill below the house and sure enough the neighbor slid right into it the same night. We have a short cliff behind that also. We have to haul water to All the animals and it takes a while, so I have NO COMPLAINTS over the rain and mud.BLESS ME WITH MORE RAIN LORD.

    Suzanne, I am loving ALL your posts. How is the RESTING going???? Are you getting any?

  11. 12-1
    11:24
    am

    Hot chocolate & cocoa bread.
    Extra cookies for animals too. :)

  12. 12-1
    11:36
    am

    Too late for the locusts but those danged Asian beetles (AKA stinky biting ladybugs) may move in, if not already done so.

  13. 12-1
    12:06
    pm

    High water = full wells
    Tree across road = firewood for next winter
    Locusts would not be good!
    “Two out of three ain’t bad” Now I want meatloaf… :lol:

  14. 12-1
    1:51
    pm

    Okay — your post made me snort pepsi through my nose as I was trying to be lady-like and take a sip! :bugeyed: I’d say it’s time to have a creative day and go sew or knit or read or just take a good old-fashioned nap. :)

  15. 12-1
    2:03
    pm

    Northern Pennsylvania was totally drenched in pouring rain since yesterday. It literally poured solid all night. Then about noon today it started pouring down sleet …then switched to snow. I believe the locusts are due any minute!! What strange weather! AND, I wished for winter??? What was I thinking???

    Oh, and all through the poury rainy-sleety-snowy thing, my chickens stand out in the chicken yard looking for all the world like drowned rats! These are the guys who ran screaming into the hen house in the hot scorching summer heat when I tried to sprinkle them with a hose?? You’d thought I tried to kill them they carried on so!! Do they go in their nice dry hen house with fresh straw?? NOOOOOO! We have to stand there looking drowned! DUHHHHHHH!!! I think they need therapy!

  16. 12-1
    4:00
    pm

    I look forward every day to reading your blog. So often, your sense of humor lights up my day – like with this post:)

  17. 12-1
    4:23
    pm

    Put more wood on the fire. Have some hot chocolate and rum. And snuggle in for the day, until it is time to do evening chores. Catch up on some reading. Course, I’m all for taking a nap also.

  18. 12-1
    5:30
    pm

    :devil2: I vote for Peppermint Schnapps with the cocoa. Lotsa Schnapps. You know mint is good for you, so it’s like health food.

  19. 12-1
    6:41
    pm

    This does not belong here BUT….

    Congratulations! on the County Animals Photo Contest. :snoopy:

    Hope you put the prize to good use!

  20. 12-1
    8:14
    pm

    Oh my goodness! That picture of little Rhett is ADORABLE! I don’t understand why the girls don’t swoon over him. Looks can be deceiving sometimes, I guess.

  21. 12-1
    9:41
    pm

    We had heavy rain, wind and sleet, and I spent a very long time trying to find a road out of Albany NY that was not either closed or clogged with cars dowsed into immobility by the deep puddles. Sometimes Mother Nature is …. a mother….

  22. 12-1
    9:47
    pm

    Ha! It’s like a home run to elementary school students. Where I teach (outside of mgtn) kids came running in it’s snowing! It’s flooding! (repeat infinitum)

  23. 12-2
    10:56
    am

    Hi everyone; I bet she is baking cookies like crazy. Or, maybe she has already started on the soap.

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