As I write this, a blizzard is barreling our way.
8 to 12 inches of snow, with sustained winds of 35 miles per hour with higher gusts possible.
White out conditions. Travel not advised.
I LOVE blizzards.
I really do.
Must be a guy thing I told my wife last week.
My face book involvement has tapered off quite a bit the past few weeks…but I did happen to get on and leave a comment about my love for winter storms a couple of days ago. Someone took offense @ my comment so I deleted it. When I hear people whine about the weather it has the same effect on me as finger nails on a chalk board….
Here’s the deal when it comes to winter weather from MY perspective…since you won’t hear about it on my facebook page 😉
I love the 4 seasons. And that includes winter
I’m a contractor and 90% of my work is outside….all winter long. So not only do I get to drive in the stuff, but I get to to work in it. The trick is to dress in layers and keep dry. it’s really not that hard to do.
I love to feel the rush of the wind and snow sticking to my beard while I’m warm and cozy inside my carhart bib’s and hooded coat.
I love getting into my truck, locking it into 4 wheel drive and busting drifts.
The wood shed is 3/4’s full so in the unlikely event the electricity does go down, we have enough wood to stay warm for a couple of months.
The pantry is full. I was craving turkey yesterday morning so when my wife came home from the store she surprised me with a 22 pound butter ball turkey.
Sorted apples yesterday and discovered we still have 7 or 8 bushels left over from the 2012 harvest…so there’s plenty of fresh fruit for quite a while. Mrs DM talked about making some home made applesauce last night….now that is aroma therapy @ it’s finest. 🙂
So for the record….if you don’t like winter storms , keep it to yourself.
Here are a few pictures from previous winters…we don’t have any snow yet or I would include them here….
Asparagus going to seed in my raised garden bed
Now that’s a snow blower 🙂 Our neighbor showed up last winter (without us calling him) and cleaned out our driveway in less that 3 minutes. I love living in Iowa.
This is a view of our house from the West. That’s a deer fence in the foreground. Trying to replace it today (before the blizzard get’s here) with an 8 ft barrier deer fence…not sure I have enough time to pull it off today, but I’ll give it my best shot.
Corn stalk bales just east of our place. They reminded me of giant breakfast cereal.
Haven’t had the time or inspiration to do much writing the past few weeks…I do have another blog post rumbling around in my head about our pet chicken Jake I need to write. He got a giant letter in the mail from a group of first graders two weeks ago who asked if he would send them a picture of himself and be their pen pal. He jumped @ the chance. 🙂
I’m hoping to post not only their letter but his reply as well.
Well, thanks for stopping by the blog. DM