According to the weather forecasters, colder weather is heading our way (but we’ll see what Mother Nature has to say about that). We’ve put fresh hay in the coon dog houses, put plastic covered mesh over the summer windows of the hen-house, padded Roscoe’s new digs (he has moved to the upper part of the smokehouse).
We started putting dry wood on the front porch again to keep us warm.
I also brought in some canned green beans, tomatoes, october beans, potatoes, delicata squash and cabbage from the cellar. I also buttoned down the storm windows to keep the wind out. Hoping it won’t get real bad if I’m prepared ahead of time. I’m not sure if that really happens or not but I’ll try anything. I don’t like the sixty and seventy degree days in November and December and definitely not January. Eddie found a cherry tree on the mountain in bloom and the maple sap is running. We had about three weeks of really cold temps and the sap went down and now it thinks it spring and time to run again. This messed up our maple sugar processing last year and afraid it may have again. I’m more worried about the honey bees and their survival in this crazy weather.
Hope you all stay warm on this last day of December 2015 and keep those prayers coming for all of those unfortunate people out west dealing with flooding and snow storms. Be thankful for what you have and truly appreciate all that God has blessed us with!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!