Post by breezygardener on Feb 5, 2015 14:36:57 GMT -5
Very strong winds here today. Some sun, but daytime temps so far haven't breached 30 & I don't expect them to get any higher at this point (2:30 p.m.). Tonight temps in the mid to low teens, so guess I'll be dragging all my little bonsai trees inside in a few hours.
**My body is a temple - unfortunately it's a fixer-upper.**
Post by gardendmpls on Feb 5, 2015 17:54:48 GMT -5
The older chickens are turning in earlier; they'd rather be inside. Freezing, crunchy snow out. I don't know how I managed to exit our school lot- it's solid ice. Predicting more snow this weekend. Don't know why I'm complaining. It's not like it's July.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.
We're still battling the results of the winter storm which dumped a foot or more of snow in various areas on Sunday. The temps sometimes laboriously climb up into the 20's, but also plunge down into the single digits with negative wind chills. It's getting to be so cold I wear 2 sweat shirts to keep warm! My next sewing projects are going to be to collect all the old sweat shirts and pants that have become worn out, save the good portions, perhaps line them with flannel, and make some leotards of sweat shirt material. I can see why people wore long underwear during frigid months!
Can anyone imagine how tough it must have been to live in houses that didn't central heat? I'm so glad progress has brought us that comfort!
Still, it's beautiful in the back yard with snow covering everything and the large trees providing shadows under the right conditions. The friendly critters are nowhere to be seen on those days when the wind chills plunge downward, but I saw tracks this morning of a little critter which apparently crossed the yard leisurely on its way to explore, perhaps look for a tasty treat, or even just see if any of its friends were outside in this bitter weather.
Nice sunny day here 60 degrees with a breeze. Its drying out the garden plot. I am about ready to go put in some spinach seed. I know its too early. About March 5 is the time to start planting the early stuff here. This nice weather is making me want to get going though. Not much snow here this winter. We did have white ground for Christmas, but the ground has been bare since January 1. Rather strange since we are usually up to our knees in snow this time of year.