Tuesday, December 14, 2010

THEY ALL GET ALONG WHEN IT'S THIS COLD

Another even colder morning 10 degrees with high winds still howling.At least the sun is shining this morning give the outside animals at least a warming sunbeam if they can find a place out of the wind. Everything seems to be coping very well,mother nature has her furry and feathery children well prepared I think.
It's amazing to me how all the birds seem to get along so much better during this extreme weather.
Everyone was sharing feeders this morning.
As I snapped pictures of my feeders I saw this flock of Red Breasted Robins,they never come to the feeders.
Today this Blue Jay even patiently waited his turn at the feeders.
Love this picture catching this Goldfinch in mid air !!
One of my favorite birds the Morning Dove.
I baked cakes this morning while doing laundry between ovens full.
When I finished after lunch I did a little housecleaning while daughter, who's school she works at didn't have any power this morning so they closed, came home to do her baking.
I made a trip back down to the dentist for a mold fitting this afternoon,Hubbie went along and took his partial to get it relined.
We got back just in time to do evening chores before it got dark.
The wind has died down some and that makes it a lot easier to work outside.
Daughter was still baking and my kitchen looks like a bomb went off in there. I just went into my office to catch up on paperwork until she gets finished and cleans up.
The month of November is finally officially in the books tonight. Baked good sales were fairly good but craft sales were way down.
#2 son came up tonight to borrow a hair dryer to thaw one of his water lines out again.
When the wind blows and it is very cold he has lines to one bathroom sink that freeze because when the heating people put his heat pump in they pulled all the insulation out from around these pipes to get duct work in there and now these lines have frozen once last year and now once so far this year even after he tried to poke all the insulation back into place.
Hubbie went down to hold the light for him while he crawled up under his house.
They got it thawed after a little hot air from the blow dryer.
Daughter is gone and the dust has settled in the kitchen so I iced 6 caramel cakes.
With the weather forecast it doesn't look like there will be market on Thursday now and questionable on Saturday.
I have kept fires going in both stoves all day with the temperature only getting to 22 today and it's now 15 at 11:00 at least that's warmer than last night's 12 at about this time.
I am so thankful tonight that we kept our power all through this wind storm as many just down the road weren't so lucky.
The only thing we lost was internet service for awhile this afternoon and I wouldn't even have known that if daughter hadn't been trying to advertise on Craigslist.
Hopefully tomorrow it will be warm enough for me to get out and collect all my blown away decorations,hopefully I can find them all.
I didn't turn any Christmas lights on tonight because I think that would be rude to the people who still don't have power.
I had to be very careful outside this evening because the sunshine we had today made the icy snow very slick. I have to zigzag down the little hill between the house and chicken houses.
These temperatures we are having now are about 25-30 degrees below what is the normal for this time of year.
Thankful to God tonight for the graciousness and the blessings he heaps on me everyday.
Good Night and God Bless.

3 comments:

Gail said...

A blue jay waiting his turn??? That is unheard of around here.

Stay warm!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The birds do all seem to be courteous to each other.. Maybe we humans need to learn that. We were in Walmart today ---and I know it's Christmas, but everyone seemed in a hurry and GRUMPY...

We are supposed to get more snow/ICE tonight--but mostly rain tomorrow. Hope we don't get the ICE. That is so dangerous.

Love all of your birdie pictures. You have so many of the same ones I have.

Hope you are having a good day. Be SAFE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have Robins!! AND polite Blue Jays and Cardinals..how lucky can you be..I so enjoyed your photos!
Sounds down right balmy there..but we are above zero..so I think thats great it got to twenty today and I took off my parka:)