I Thought Last Winter Was A Challenge

| 1/13/2015 11:21:00 AM

Ginnie BakerIt’s almost the middle of January. The weather has been a real challenge lately. With warm weather at Christmas, it definitely has changed, and not for the better. Our schools were closed four days out of five last week and today, Monday, they were closed again. The flu is beginning to take a toll on a lot of people.

The weather was predicted to be very bad overnight and it lived up to the prediction. We had temps in the mid 30s with rain, sleet and freezing rain that changed to snow as the temperatures dropped.

I live in the southern part of the county and had to go to the northern part this morning. Richland County is only 65 miles from Cleveland and the northern part of the county can get the wicked weather that comes from the Cleveland area with lake effect snows and all that Lake Erie can deliver.


It wasn’t a pleasant drive with frozen slush and even a state route down to one lane in each direction. There were several cars in the ditch; I hope no one was injured.

A good friend and I are beginning to go through the “cabin fever” syndrome! With all the seed catalogs arriving, I look forward to spring and a new garden! The shelves in the basement are still filled with things I canned for the winter, but I think to myself, will they last until I can start the canning process again in summer and fall?

1/18/2015 8:08:15 AM

Ginnie, wow what a great idea for winter use of pumpkins. I've not seen anything like stuffing a pumpkin before. In my experience pumpkins are good long term keepers. I just never knew what to do with them during the winter months. One can only eat so my servings of pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup. I didn't save any pumpkins this year but now I wish I had. ***** Have a great stuffed pumpkin day.

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