Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Good Grief!

....sort of an addition to my last blog is this weeks blog.  Before 9 am I'm not only up and filled my bird feeders, I've also cooked enough food to last 3 days!  Just simple stuff a pot of red beans rice is on the other burner, and in the oven some corn, potatoes, then in the microwave a bag of steaming broccoli, and then some tea bags on the boil....

not a good shot of the downy? woodpecker at the suet, due to being taken through the glass...

The reason for all this flurry of activity so early?

...it's snowing again!! AND they say its an 80% chance of ICE later so we could lose our power...at least we will have food cooked to eat and if we dont lose power we have our meals ready to warm up and eat.  We caught up some drinking water and got our lanterns at the ready, and thats about all one can do in prep for the loss of electric.  Now we wait and see..

The birds  are not happy campers it will soon be time for our spring birds to start nest building!

The new wood on the benches

This snow is a very wet and heavy snow...its almost like slush, the temp is 34 degrees...so once it dips tonight it will be ice for sure.

...oh well nothing we can do about that.  

in unrelated news, I found this awesome hard shell camera bag at Goodwill, my Kodak fits in perfectly!  I paid $2.85 I bought it for resale but when I saw how well it fit my camera Im keeping it!


Here's a short video of the snow..its pretty coming down.


                                            Today is my son's 33rd! happy birthday JT.

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Ups and the Downs...

Okay whats going on here? My little digital weather station keeps me informed about what's going on outside and inside...the time and date are not correct but the rest is...as you know we had snow last week...and frozen water pipes!

the top set is our Inside tempts, the second set our Outside ones!

That created this....

Then....yesterday on a trip to town, I had to put the AC on in the car it was so Muggy we were dying in our heavy winter clothes as the humidity rose to 90% ! 

THEN that same night it dropped, started to rain and the high today was 40F.  We have had several days of very cold weather this winter, these tempts are kinda rare for South Carolina! Not unheard of but rare.  We had a 13F too...

I hear tomorrow it will be back to 60F more rain, and then one day later back to the 40's for highs...

ONE thing we can be sure of....once summer comes this is our normal!


...the radio station is 106.7 they cheered it on hoping for it to climb to 106..7F....and if it did, and if you were the 106th caller you would win....Drum Roll Please, $106.70
IT never rose that 4 more tenths! Drat!

This is my new favorite foods...corn on the cob cooked with Hot peppers, and then seared in a hot pan with butter and Garlic!! OMG its awesome..if we get the right pepper our tongues can easily reach 106 degrees!! Youzzers! its so good try it! You gotta rub the corn with the pepper after it's roasted, and let the hot juices drizzle all around the corn..I cook the corn in the husk in the microwave first, its easy to pull the husk and silks off then put in the hot skillet! Yum.

and a pear star for desert!

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.