Hurricane Earl and Autumn Update

| 12/14/2010 5:10:39 PM

J and the dog

Well, well, well....It just amazes me how fast the temperature can turn. Last week it was so hot and muggy you could have steamed carrots in the greenhouse. A week after "Earl" went by, God flicked the switch and it's now freezing out. We actually had to start the furnace tonight.

Mind you the first day of school it was still hot and the kids actually went in shorts. That's the first time ever. I don't even remember going to school in shorts. Some schools in Halifax let the kids go home because of the heat. See the schools around here don't have air conditioning.

Kids to school in shorts

The pastor we met on the ferry actually called us on the Sunday after the hurricane to see how we had fared. It's nice to know that there are actually people out there who honestly care.

The funny thing is that Hurricane Earl turned out to miss us and hit Halifax. We were prepared and they weren't. Bummer for them. Good for my sunflowers. A few fell but most stayed up. Nothing was damaged around here either. Mind, we had strapped everything within an inch of it's life, so short of a tornado would have moved anything. It was actually anti climatic. On that Saturday morning we sold out of batteries. Funny. But I guess it's better to be prepared.

Nebraska Dave
12/15/2010 9:30:58 PM

@Lisa, you do live an interesting life. I will remember not to ever take a goat anywhere in my car that’s for sure. I’m with you on the bugs. I don’t like to ruin the environment but if need be I will use the product that gets rid of the problem. I very seldom have to use harsh methods to get rid of bugs. I have this mind set that if all my plants are as healthy as they can be then the bugs won’t bother them. They like to attack the weakest plants. It has worked for me so far. Of course I don’t raise chickens or goats and things like that. The weather here is up and down too. Right now we have little balls of ice falling from the sky. It’s not rain but then it’s not snow either. The weather men call it freezing rain. It puts down a sheet of ice on the roads then usually snows on top of that and then the whole thing freezes. It makes mornings interesting for those that have cars outside of garages. I had to laugh about the pickled beets. I’m not a big fan of beets either. I’ve hear they are good pickled but haven’t really tried them. I hope you find someone that likes them to give them to. Thank you for sharing your journey through life. Have a great day.

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