Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Polar Vortex: Nicholas's Hard Day #9

Nicholas crawled up in my lap and gave a heavy sigh. I didn't have to ask what was weighing on his heavy heart... I already knew. The Polar Vortex... it's back.

 Nicholas can't stand the cold. 

"What's wrong little buddy?" I asked as he shoved my laptop out of the way and stretched his big frame across my lap.

"I need love, Momma, I need love to warm my cold, cold, heart. I might die of the cold." He said.

I looked at the room thermometer. "Honey, its 72* in here. That woodstove is throwing like 55million BTU's and I'm in shorts. You aren't going to die of the cold."

"So cold....." He woed......."Sooo.... soooo.... cold...." The huge cat sniffed like he was gonna work up a tear.

"You wanna go watch the birds in the window? I just gave them some more food. That's fun - looking at the birds, right?" I hoped to snap him out of the winter of his discontent.

Nicholas needs my love to keep him warm.

"No." He mewed pitifully. "I'll just stay here in your lap. Your love will keep me warm."

It is a fact that cats have slightly higher body temperatures than people and I was getting hot under this enormous fur blanket draped all over me. Also the room was getting warmer thanks to the big load of wood we got over the weekend.

"You sure you don't want to get up and go and do something, Nicholas?" I asked squirming under our largest cat. I was starting to lose feeling in my legs.

"No, Momma, I'll.... just...... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz."

And he was asleep. I was trapped under a heavy Nicholas or the better part of an hour on that, his most recent  Hard Day which was the ninth of such.

We can do this, people, right? We can get thru this next cold stretch? Please? Someone? Someone please say we can DO this?

Nicholas's Hard Day #1
Nicholas's Hard Day #2
Nicholas's Hard Day #3
Nicholas's Hard Day #4
Nicholas's Hard Day #5
Nicholas's Hard Day #6 
Nicholas's Hard Day #7
Nicholas's Hard Day#8
Nicholas's Hard Day #9 
Nicholas's Hard Day #10 

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm going to be spending a lot of time by the fire today. I can just tell.


6 comments:

TheSidneyMoonchild said...

We ARE doing this!! Keep you chin up Nicholas...remember, this too shall pass...and it will be spring again.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

A cute post.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Anonymous said...

It is a cool -22 here tonight with the wind chill colder than -40. Can I please borrow your Cat blanket?

Chai Chai

Little Homestead In Boise said...

LOL! My cat routinely lays on the heating vent and blocks ALL the air. She loves to snuggle...

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks Sidney! I love your optimism. We CAN do this. :-)

Thanks WPW - and thanks for stopping by.

Hey CC - been wondering about you. Stay warm! And yes I'll send a cat blanket right out to you.

Ha! LHinB! Our dogs take over the vents for the air conditioning in the summer!

Weekend Cowgirl said...

He is so adorable! I love it when they trap "us"!

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