in the thirty-five years we have been in north carolina ( my, how time flies when you are having fun ! ) this is just the second time that we have had a really white christmas. the white stuff started coming down around eight saturday morning and didn’t totally stop for fourty-eight hours .
greenhouse and chickens make it even more interesting. ginny’s orchids don’t like to get below 58 – 60 degrees, and they want to be watered! did you ever try to run water through a hose that is under ten inches of snow, in eighteen degree weather? an interesting proposition.
and, chickens will stand knee deep in the snow looking at their frozen water despensers and wonder why they can’t drink their fill. ( do chickens have knees? ) so, it is a three hundred yard hike through the woods to where they are. ( the chickens actually live at our neighbor/friends mike and sydney’s house: the chickens being a joint venture. and the green’s, of course, are out of town, somewhere south of here where there is warmth and sun! )
since i started typing this … the sun has come out. still only twenty-five degrees, but blue skies and sunshine!
my writer friend lynne bryant has a really neat, brand new post on her blog. check it out.
have a great new year’s !! tom honea