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Re: Are you all snowbound?
  • Subject: Re: Are you all snowbound?
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:51:11 EST

We have had two snows in the past ten days - about four inches the
first time, and then about another foot on top of it.  Local roads are
clear, and the guy who does our private road this year is better than
the one in the past.  Our road is steep and has a sharp drop-off on
one side, so it's important that it be well done.  However, he has not
been as good about our drive and steps. Embarassingly, a neighbor
lady came over and cleared our steps and part of the drive so that
we could get the car out.  I appreciated it very much, but hate to feel
that we so obviously need help.  I won't let Chet do the shoveling, 
and can only do a bit at a time myself, but I still like to feel I am 
capable of taking care of myself.
It's notable, however, for the low temperatures.  It was 4 degrees here
this morning, and won't be out of the teens at all today.  For that reason
I am very thankful for all the snow.  In the past few years we have had
less snow cover when the temps went down, and both plants and wild
animal life have suffered.  I am extremely glad we finally got Mackie,
the little homeless cat who adopted us, checked by the vet so we could
bring her in.  She is very happily ensconced in our downstairs rooms.
The other two cats know she is there, but so far their relationship is not
resolved.  Jane, the grey, has crept into the downstairs rooms when the
door was opened, and there were some ugly words exchanged, but no
physical contact.  Lottie, the tuxedo cat expresses sublime indifference.
She knows she's the alpha cat and feels no threat.  I guess they will
work things out eventually.  In the meantime, I'm just glad Mackie is
inside and not out in this cold.
The oriole is still coming to the feeders.  What an unusual sight in the
Here's hoping everyone else is warm and snug.
In a message dated 1/14/2011 8:43:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:

Been snow bound for past few days; could have made it out if emergency
but stayed safe and warm. We are off a back road with no shoulders so
some sections can be treacherous. Going out today. Starting tomorrow, we
are to have some temps above freezing so snow and ice should melt.
Although cold, the temperatures are averaging what we got last year.
Only difference is the snow. I guess it makes you feel colder.

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 1:41:40 AM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Are you all snowbound? 

We're having some warm weather here, too. Still 50F as I was driving home 
9:30 pm. It won't last, but it's nice for now. We had a skiff of snow and 
28F yesterday morning. 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" 
To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:17 PM 
Subject: [CHAT] Are you all snowbound? 

> Sure a lot of extreme weather happening across the country, hope you are 
> all warm and safe. Here in my bit of So Cal it's sunny and getting a 
> little warmer, we might make it up to 60F today. 
> The weekend looks to be good for garden-related chores, but I already 
> have half my time booked for other things. The recent rains and snow 
> really got the ground soaked. If it's at all reasonable on Sunday I'll 
> get into the veggie garden and clean out the rest of last year's 
> plantings. Or I might pull out grass in the dry garden, that is getting 
> pretty thick. I cleaned out about a square yard of it a few weeks back, 
> it is slow going since I'm trying not to pull the wildflower seedlings. 
> I also need to buy vegetable seeds, last year I planted the peas, 
> greens, and onions in late February - I'll have to check what date - and 
> it worked out great, so I'll do that again. We are still using up the 
> peas I froze last spring, not as good as fresh but still tasty. 
> I must remember to fill the hummingbird feeder too, I heard one little 
> guy out there last week. I have no idea what he's eating at this time of 
> year. 
> Cyndi 

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