At this writing (about 7am on Thursday) it is about 60* - this is the warmest it's going to be until, you know... April or so. I woke up earlier to thunder and lightening. Here it comes - Winter. Are you ready?
If you haven't been watching the news, it's time to buckle up. There is a huge cold air mass coming down to put us all in the deep freeze. Of course we are kind of on the line so we are going to be dealing with a big rain, then the wintery mix, ice, and then a bunch of snow.
I spent the last couple days outside in shorts and a tshirt getting the very last of the garden ripped out or tucked in. Today we'll be getting the last of our storm preps done. I need to get many buckets filled with water and make sure I bed everyone down really well. We also have to put the heat lamps back on for the last of the turkeys and the creepy meat chicks.
Inside I'll be having a baking day, getting all the laundry done, and making sure the sink is cleaned out...and taking a shower. Why the cleaning? Because if we lose power it's much easier to bear if we start out clean, with a workspace, and with clean clothes.
This is a true FTE - that's French Toast Emergency. All the suckers will be out there buying milk, eggs, and bread.... while I'm finishing up the dishes.
I need to get a couple of farm notes down before I forget...
1. Debbie might not be bred. She was acting funny on Tuesday the 3rd which means I need to have a plan worked out for her by ....well... Christmas Eve, for heavens sakes. Last year Dahli was bred on Christmas so I guess that it's not too surprising.
2. We got a load of firewood, also on Tuesday. I'm noting this so I can track how long it lasts. I don't think we are going back to that guy tho. He was kind of particular and over interested in the details. Plus the stack wasn't covered so the top was kind of rotten. We didn't have to take the bad ones... but I think the wood was kind of old. Also we don't think we got as much as we've gotten from other places.
Provided the rain stops, we'll be bringing some more wood up from our woods. But it's kind of nice to have already split firewood. Just not this stuff.
Happy Thursday everyone! Winter is coming... are you ready?