RAIN

Clouds before the storm

it’s raining, it’s pouring!

The much anticipated winter storm finally arrived late last evening.

It’s been raining pretty steadily now for hours (rain gauge has us down at 1 inch already!) and it looks like the heavy downpours will continue throughout the day.

Last night Jordanne and I went to see our friends sing in their church choir and during the performance got a call from Justin informing us that he caught a glimpse of the weather forecast saying that SNOW could be possible down to 1,800 ft.  He said that the weatherman rattled off a few cities that could expect snow and Pasadena was one of them!

Hmmm, with snow recently falling in New Orleans (one of our hometowns) I wouldn’t be surprised.

I got a bit excited when I heard the news since snow is such a rarity, but after the initial thrill of the news had to consider that we really, really don’t want/need snow.   We still recovering from the historic deep freeze of ’07.   So let’s just hope that it continues to rain and that temperatures won’t drop too low.  Well, then again, snow is warmer than ice.

Whatever happens hopefully the garden will pull through.

Good thing is that with this latest storm the garden is getting a much needed drenching.

Of course with such inclement weather has us held up inside.   In anticipation of being housebound, this morning I see a few of our old “homestead” related books scattered on a few tables.   Perhaps some new projects are in the works!  One one of our to do list is a solar dryer that I got plans for.

It’s dawn now time to check in on the animals and do a bit of outdoor chores… in the cold rain.  Yeah, that’s life on an urban farm for you.  Gotta do the chores no matter what the weather.

Stay tuned for Weekly Meal Wrap Up, winter sowing, food pantries and more.  The posting blitz continues.

What do you enjoying doing when the weather sends you indoors?  Care to share?

Now if you would excuse me.  Me and Mr Welly are about to do some outdoor chores.

Comments(10)

  1. Kate@LivingTheFrugalLife says:

    I bake when the weather is crummy. Yesterday it was shortbread topped with homemade lemon curd. I also pore over the seed catalogs and spend hours re-drawing my garden map for next year. And winter is the best time to snuggle up with the cat too.

  2. Kate@LivingTheFrugalLife says:

    I bake when the weather is crummy. Yesterday it was shortbread topped with homemade lemon curd. I also pore over the seed catalogs and spend hours re-drawing my garden map for next year. And winter is the best time to snuggle up with the cat too.

  3. Stacy says:

    Rainy day activities include reading, baking, fires in the fireplace, cleaning (perfect time to get to that neglected closet organizing/purging!), knitting/crocheting/sewing… and lots of movies for the kidlet!

    Thankfully, we got some serious furniture moving done yesterday (including between garage and house) before the rain hit, so I now have a craft room set up again for the first time in over 9 months – guess I should get on some of those projects, huh?

  4. Stacy says:

    Rainy day activities include reading, baking, fires in the fireplace, cleaning (perfect time to get to that neglected closet organizing/purging!), knitting/crocheting/sewing… and lots of movies for the kidlet!

    Thankfully, we got some serious furniture moving done yesterday (including between garage and house) before the rain hit, so I now have a craft room set up again for the first time in over 9 months – guess I should get on some of those projects, huh?

  5. Risa says:

    I have been dehairing my Pygmy cashmere and “threshing” wheat.

    I’m trying to get the the wheat done by the new year. My husband and I like to convert the pounds grown into calorie days (how many days we could feed our family of 4 on the calories produced). It gives a much better idea of how much you grow for yourself. One year we grew over 500lbs and it came to less than two weeks of calories. It really changed our way of looking at the things we are willing to grow on our tiny lot. Like you, we have a yearly goal to beat the pounds we grow as well as calories produced. I know, what a boring way to celebrate, but we like it.

  6. Risa says:

    I have been dehairing my Pygmy cashmere and “threshing” wheat.

    I’m trying to get the the wheat done by the new year. My husband and I like to convert the pounds grown into calorie days (how many days we could feed our family of 4 on the calories produced). It gives a much better idea of how much you grow for yourself. One year we grew over 500lbs and it came to less than two weeks of calories. It really changed our way of looking at the things we are willing to grow on our tiny lot. Like you, we have a yearly goal to beat the pounds we grow as well as calories produced. I know, what a boring way to celebrate, but we like it.

  7. Ann Erdman says:

    Isn’t it grand? My blooms haven’t been this happy in months.

  8. Ann Erdman says:

    Isn’t it grand? My blooms haven’t been this happy in months.

  9. Tara says:

    Go outdoors! LOL

    We had SNOW today in Las Vegas! And we spent the day running our errands so we could enjoy it. Luckily we don’t have much in our grden right now so I covered it all and hopefully it will survive. We have chances for snow all week!

  10. Tara says:

    Go outdoors! LOL

    We had SNOW today in Las Vegas! And we spent the day running our errands so we could enjoy it. Luckily we don’t have much in our grden right now so I covered it all and hopefully it will survive. We have chances for snow all week!

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