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Jack Frost

January 2nd, 2014

Jack Frost visited my windows the night before last and left this beautiful pattern, it’s unlike any window frost I’ve ever seen. It’s simply stunning!
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The super cold weather we’ve been having has been keeping us on our toes, closing blinds at night trying to keep the heat in and the cold outside where it belongs. The other night it was -9 when we were arriving back at home from being out – BRRRR – that’s a little chilly. No doubt some of you see these temps all the time.

What’s the coldest it gets in your area of the country?

Friday Favorite: The Cold

January 25th, 2013

It’s a bit frigid around here. Nighttime temps have been down to around -5, daytime temps in the single digits. The wind is fierce, making it feel 20 degrees colder than it is. I don’t mind the cold, I bundle up a few times a day to head out to feed the chickens, water the ducks and check on the garage cat. We also bundle up and walk down to get the mail. To me, living in a place where I can experience temperatures below zero and up in the 80’s is perfect, just what I want; I really enjoy the variety!
zero degrees
This cold weather will make the warmth of summer that much sweeter. And the heat of the summer makes this cold snap something to enjoy. I must admit, whenever the temperatures get so cold I think about the people that came long before us that didn’t have cars with heaters and all the warm mod cons we have. The Long Winter definitely comes to mind, perhaps I’ll curl up with that this weekend.

What’s the weather like outside your window?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.