Showing posts from February, 2011

You Know It's Cold When.

You wake up to find five cats and a dog snuggled up in your bed.  Must be the down comforter..

The hairs inside your nose freeze up.

Smoke from the fires goes straight up.

The dogs are not real interested in going outside to chase rabbits.

I'm blinded  by frost on my glasses the moment I step inside the house

Needless to say, it's been getting pretty cold around here.  It hit -30 this morning which means I have four fires to feed.

 It's like watching the wood pile melt.  Hopefully it's supposed to warm up to -single digits next week so that will help.

A large part of the daily chores is just walking from building to building keeping the fires burning so the water lines don't freeze up.

Where's that Global warming.  Bring it on..

In the meantime I was glad to get all the snow pushed back, when (if) it does melt I want the water in the ditches - not the road. But that has to be the optimist in me talking!

Hope you and yours are wintering well!

Fooled Ya!

Just when we thought it was time to start sorting out the seed catalogues and think about revamping the irrigation system the temperatures plummeted.  The driveways are skating rinks.  I've taken to using the studded snow tire equipped truck to make the rounds.  Feeding the fires.  It's safer - even using studded soles and ski poles I find my feet slipping on the hard fractured ice.

Spent a couple of days doing some electrical trouble shooting on a friends logging equipment.  A buncher that has had a lot of re-wiring by people in a hurry.  I find equipment is like that. Electrical entropy sets in.  A relay is temporarily wired in place.  A wire replaced with one not quite the right size. Relay's cut out and wires left bare.  Makes trouble shooting a nightmare.  Of course nothing is exactly like the wiring diagram ( if I am lucky enough to have one..)  Wiring changes and additions and deletions are not marked on the diagram.  Just get it to work.  Forget sharpening the saw …