We've had 14 inches of snow in the past week. Not much, compared to some places. Not much compared to how it was when I was a kid. Sometimes the snow would drift so high you couldn't open the downstairs doors to get out of the house. That doesn't happen anymore. But when you get old, some snow is too much snow. I didn't leave the house for about 7 days this time. I maybe could have..but why would I ? I had everything I needed and wasn't willing to risk going off the road and getting stuck and having to walk back home. Or worse yet, wrecking my car. No thanks..I just snuggled in here at Honeysuckle Hill...and waited it out.
I haven't been blogging much. I haven't been doing anything that I should. lol This winter has pressed me into a state of dormancy it seems. I always have this whole list of things that all summer I think "As soon as things slow down, when the gardens and canning are all done...I'll do these then..." Well--I haven't done any of them I don't think.
Not sure if it's malaise, depression or what. I rarely think of myself as a depressed kind of person, but...I'd rather think it's this blood pressure medication. That may not be true either, but every time I take it, I feel like I'm ready for a nap. I think it's starting to worry the Irishman a little. Once I get going, I can get things done, but there's the rub. Getting going. Anybody else feeling like this ? (PLEASE tell me it's not just me.) lol
The chicks are already showing up at the farm store. Ridiculous !! We are getting new chicks, but have nowhere to put them. They don't usually come out til the middle/end of March. Even then it's too cold to put them in the coop, so they have to stay in the spare room in a pen. But that room is now inhabited by a friend staying with us until she gets on her feet, so I'm not sure where we can put them... I suppose it will all work out, one way or another, as things are wont to do. My son and husband are going to renovate the coop...it's 10 years old and was built from all recycled materials, many of which now need to be replaced. The basic structure is solid, but the roof and some of the other stuff needs replacing. I guess 10 years is not bad.
The pantry is starting to look a little ...used up. It's a good thing. It's the way it should be. I have only 1 jar of carrots left, but plenty of green beans still. Because last year I upped the amount I canned by about 20 quarts, since I ran out in about March. The tomatoes (whole and sauces) are holding up okay too, but the corn is about gone and there are no more plain broths left. Only jars with chicken and turkey in broth. Not a big deal, but next year--more plain broth. It's a never ending constant learning process. But one I take great satisfaction in doing...
Alright...I really need to go work on another MEN blog..I'm behind. They did some work on their site and now it's even harder to use. I started and finally gave up a couple of days ago, as it didn't want to give me editing privileges or something. sigh...I'm going back in...wish me luck !