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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Scenes from the first snow day

We are still getting the rain and cold from what is left of SuperDuper Storm Sandy... in fact we had snow the first day! Luckily we didn't get the high winds but it has been a misery out there. Barely rain with a tinge of snow waiting to form.. and windchills that are keeping most of the clucks in the hen house.


The dogs, however, thought it was the best thing ever. Zander nearly lost his mind running around in the snow.  My #1, of course, could only think about the ball he found.


We cranked up the wood stove and predictably were swarmed by cats. Soon a heap of grey cats formed to the right of the fire. Nicholas is almost as big as Itty Bitty and Little Mo put together!


As for me... there has been a lot of sloth lately. And a lot of baking. Fresh bread, butter, and some late planted radishes are the perfect snack for all this sitting around.

Anybody else glad for the first snow day - if only so that we can finally sit down?  I'm going to work on putting my canning stuff away. Or maybe I'll just keep sitting around.

Happy Thursday everyone!

6 comments:

David said...

busy day today, taking down the halloween display, lunch with my daughters - perhaps a nap. Stay Warm.

Linda said...

I have not yet begun to can. Canning this weekend at Abi's house. As for the garden, the asian greens laugh at the snow and still need thinning.

Akannie said...

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm ready for winter. But just when I think I can finally put things away, there is another something coming out of the garden. I picked green beans again the other day (2 gallons !!!) at the end of October, WITH GLOVES ON !!! lol

We've finally had a couple of light frosts, enough to kill the tomatoes, and we've covered some other things (lettuces, etc).

I'm pooped. And I love the look of the kitties around the wood stove,...

Susan said...

I love that pile o' cats! No snow here yet - and I can wait. Too much to be done before the snow flies!

nancy said...

I LOVE snow! I hope we get some this winter....

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hope you had a great birthday, Dave!

Asian greens do laugh at the snow! Great work, Linda!

i'm so glad you took up all those beans, Akannie! Great work!

So many cats.. Susan.. they always find the best spot in the house.

Wait.. "love" snow? Hum... that could be crazy talk. Ha! i love the first and second snows... then discontent fills my winter...

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