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Friday

Hello everyone!  I hope you all are having a good week so far.  We have definitely had an assortment of weather types here this week.  The first of the week was beautiful, warm.  Our temperature one day was 70 degrees.  It felt like spring.  I hung clothes out on the line.    Then the rain came-in buckets.  We had heavy downpours of rain and high wind.  Now the cold is here.  Our temperature this morning is 10 degrees.  We have wind gusts of 50 mph, wind chill temps below zero, and snow on the ground.  It is very cold.

School has went well this week.  On Wednesday, we helped a friend by changing some light fixtures.  They are moving into a new place and are doing some small upgrades to the place before they move in.  We took our school with us.  As I have said before, this is one of the things we love about homeschooling.  School adjusts to our schedule not our schedule adjusting to school.  It was a nice day.  We did a lot of catch-up as we had not really seen them in a while.

Well, I guess that’s about it.  Stay warm and God bless.

Snow and Ice

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I thought I would share a few pictures with you all of what it looks like here this morning.  We had some snow fall during the night and then the ice came.  We have some wind and lots of trees are down because of the ice.  So far, we still have power but I’m sure lots of people do not.  We have water collected in buckets for just in case.  When the power is out, our pump doesn’t work.

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These two pictures were taken looking out from the dining room window.

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We are snuggled in for the day, staying warm and having fun.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

Chicks

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Our baby chicks are now 3  weeks old.  It kinda amazes me we have only had them 2 weeks.  Seems much longer somehow.  The red ones are a week older than the white ones but for simplicity’s sake we put them all at the same age.   

We had some rain last night, with wind (of course)  and it is still overcast today.  I am hoping for some sun but we’ll see.  Temperature is nice though, 56 degrees.  I was hoping to get some of the earlier veggies planted in the garden but it is too wet.  Maybe I am just getting in too much of a hurry.   Several years ago, when we first moved to Floyd, we had to replant all our garden.  About the last week of May, temperatures dropped to the teens for 5 nights in a row.  Everything froze, even through our buckets that we had used to cover our plants.  The seed potatoes froze in the ground.  So needless to say after that I try to not plant too early.  However, I can plant peas, lettuce, onions and cabbage now (as soon as the garden dries up enough). 

Well, time for school.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Potatoes

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The girls and I took the morning off from school to dig our potatoes.   If we did not count wrong, we had 8 drywall buckets of potatoes.  YEAH!  I think homegrown potatoes are so much better than store bought.  But then I think everything homegrown is better.  The temperature here is still chilly.  Around 50 degrees.   Feels like fall.  I guess I will have to build another fire this evening.  The girls and I also gathered about 2 gal. of peppers this morning.  We just gathered them all as it is sure to frost here soon. 

I think tonights menu will be hot roast beef sandwiches with green beans.  Maybe some chocolate chip cookies for dessert.  Take care and God bless.