Strange Weather At The End Of January


| 1/30/2015 11:40:00 AM


Tags: Winter, Weather, Ginnie Baker,

Ginnie BakerIt’s the end of January and the weather is very strange. The last week has been especially strange; first, we had five inches of snow, heavy, wet snow.

I feel sorry for the wild critters who live on the homestead. We keep the bird feeders full, and I make sure I put out carrots for the rabbits who come around every evening. There were 16 male and female cardinals by one feeder. The red males looked so beautiful against the white snow!

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I enjoy seeing critter tracks in the snow. I have a book that helps me identify different prints. We have a lot of rabbits – despite the large coyote population – raccoons, possums, squirrels (red, gray, black and fox squirrels), plus the occasional barn cat that comes through the back pasture. Last year, I spotted a bobcat hiding in the trees but I haven’t seen it this year.

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nebraskadave
2/1/2015 5:25:38 PM

Ginnie, yup, winter arrived in Nebraska yesterday. We have over 12 inches of snow that fell yesterday and all last night. Temperature tonight has been predicted to fall down to -9 degrees. After two week of warm 40s and 50s, it a shock to be back into severe winter conditions. The good news is that it's time to fire up the seed starting station and plant some onions in the potting mix filled fiber pots. The garden season for 2015 has begun. ***** Have a great snow day.


nebraskadave
2/1/2015 12:01:19 PM

Ginnie, yup, winter arrived in Nebraska yesterday. We have over 12 inches of snow that fell yesterday and all last night. Temperature tonight has been predicted to fall down to -9 degrees. After two week of warm 40s and 50s, it a shock to be back into severe winter conditions. The good news is that it's time to fire up the seed starting station and plant some onions in the potting mix filled fiber pots. The garden season for 2015 has begun. ***** Have a great snow day.





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