Weather

Signs of Fall

I love the signs of fall!  The pumpkins from my patch (20, but who’s counting?…ah, yes..I am) and especially the pumpkin that grew stuck in the wire fence.  The colors…everywhere we look are vibrant and a treat for the eyes!!!  I am not used to the way seasons change so quickly here.  The signs of […]

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Summer Storm

A wild and wet storm passed through yesterday with lots of quick but heavy rain, thunder and lightning.  Normally, I would enjoy the excitement and the power of the storm, but this time, I knew how hard it would be on the farmers here.  They’ve been working so hard to get their hay crop in. […]

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A Blustery Day

If I said it was a bit ‘blustery’ out today, that would be an understatement.  The truth is that the wind is blowing so hard, that our small pond has white caps, the chickens are afraid to come outside, the dogs have perfected the art of lying down flat like a pancake and it is […]

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Weird Day

Today is weird…. It snowed all night and it is white out again and it hasn’t snowed since December I think.  Excuse me Mr. Ground hog????   Our cow Elsie Gump says it is not weird, quit taking pictures and just feed me. One of the chickens (probably Lucile) laid an egg in the hen […]

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Acclimatizing..

I think we might be acclimatizing.  45 degrees feels warm!  The weather has turned beautiful again.  The grey days have passed through, if even for a while. Now the clouds are high and we can see the mountains and hills white with snow that surround our pretty valley.  The birds are singing.  There are so […]

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Egg drop

I dropped my first egg.  Darn it.  It was one of those days.  I was in a bit of a funk and the egg just slipped out and went…splat. I’ve applied for the same job twice and finally got to the interview process last Friday.  This job makes me excited, and I think it would […]

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Getting Plugged In

We are slowing getting plugged in.  Of course the colder weather (it is currently 28 and lightly snowing) has something to do with it. Our diesel truck gets plugged in to keep the “core heater warm” (and no, I don’t really know what I am talking about but it does make it easier for My Loving Spouse […]

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A Note to Southern California

Dear Friends and Family in Southern California, To all of you who wondered how I’d fare in my new snowy home, let me cry out to you as only you can understand.  I’m freezing!  Seriously, the last two days were in the teens (damn teens).  Like 14 degrees F and I think maybe the F […]

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Adjusting to the climate

All of the born and bred So. Californians are adjusting to the climate, and this includes the Damn Cat.  The Teen and I had stayed up late watching TV and learning how to manage the wood burning stove (which equals warmth).  I came to bed, the light was softly shinning, My Loving Spouse was softly […]

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A Weather Blip

It has gotten a bit cold and people are running around town doing things called ‘weatherizing’.  I must say I do not really like the sound of that.  For one, it seems like it could be getting colder quicker and two, I’m pretty sure we’re not ready, or at least, I am not ready.  I’ve […]

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Our First Fall

The teen and I are used to summer lasting for at least 6 months, so our 3 months of summer here felt like a blink of an eye.  I have sandals I haven’t even worn yet.  Our beautiful weeping elm is starting to drop small yellow leaves and I can’t help but wonder… isn’t this sort of […]

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