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Man, it’s time to get those veggies going. I will die a horrible death if I keep eating like I do in winter. I always gain weight this time of year. I need fresh fooooood!
I went and got 3 barred rock and 3 amaracauna chicks today. Something to make the long winter worth it. We were planning to get some more layers anyway. Why not now, after the wretched weekend? Because chicks make everything better, right?
Ever get a school bus stuck in a snow bank after sliding down a hill? I have now! This morning it took me, a bucket of gravel, 2 shop guys, chains, a pick up with a tow rope, and 45 minutes to get the damned thing free. I recommend if you want to try this, ditch the broody high school kids first. They just ruin the mood.
I made crockpot potato ham soup. It’s amazing. I needed that warm thick goodness after the mess of cold.
The sun came out. But it’s still windy and 3*. So. Yay. Sun. We are halfway home.
Except more snow tomorrow.
This sucks. It just sucks.
It’s 2 outside with windchill of -32. The wind hasn’t stopped. Our neighbor was trying to plow out our little street but the wind has packed the snow so tight he and Michael are out with shovels because the truck can’t budge it.
Snow blew into the chicken coop and blocked the door. I had to nearly break the door battering ram style and squeeze in then shovel a clearing. The poor chickies want to know when this will end too.
It’s amazing. Some areas I can see the ground. Some areas it’s 5 feet high. All our digging yesterday has been undone. Someone stole our road.
Poor Freddie! I let him out for potty and just 60 seconds later he was yelping at the door. Yelping! His poor paws were so cold. I brought him in and he continued to yelp until I held his paws in my hands to warm them up. He usually can romp through the snow with the big boys. He was even ok yesterday. Not today!
It’s supposed to be over by 11:00 am but the monster outside sounds like he’s really hungry.
BLIZZARD IMPACTS AND TIMING: BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW THROUGHOUT TOWN WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE THIS MORNING. GUSTY EAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE…BUT BEGIN TO DIMINISH BY 11AM. THIS WILL PRODUCE ADDITIONAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH PERHAPS MORE WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN THE MISSOULA VALLEY AND POTOMAC AREAS. BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT AND COULD CAUSE FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES.
WINDS/VISIBILITY: SUSTAINED WIND BETWEEN 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY UP TO 50 MPH THIS MORNING. VISIBILITY LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY NEAR HELLGATE CANYON (this is us) AND DOWNTOWN
WIND CHILL: 10 AND 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: AN ADDITIONAL 1-2 INCHES.
Tired. So. Tired… ‘Night.
And my hyacinths were just popping up. I almost forgot. I hope they survive. :/
Stuck on the couch under a blanket and a cat, wound up in knitting. Can someone bring me food and water?