Finally! Some Real Winter Weather! Last winter was extremely mild, and although pleasant, we paid for it all summer of 2012 with increased numbers of noxious insects, like ticks and soft scale on the Tulip Trees. The scale was so severe that I couldn't even hang my laundry out to dry because it would get sticky! But TODAY.... YAY. Above, you can see my wood-powered clothes dryer. I love it.
It also provides a very nice place to let my sourdough bread
raise... rise. Which is it?
It's only about 17 degrees outside this morning. That's not too bad, actually. I remember once, in December, when our children were all young, and it was 28 degrees below zero one morning. I wouldn't let them help me haul wood in. I was afraid they would freeze their toes and fingers! I heated bricks on the wood stove, wrapped them up in towels and wrapped the children up in blankets with the bricks at their feet. They sat there all day watching television, which to them, was Heaven, as I didn't allow much of that. The dog's water bowl froze in the kitchen.
I know some of you have seen worse than that. Please stay warm and safe this winter!