Joanna in the northwest NC Appalachian Mtns - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 9, 2010
bitter cold, snow, and harsh winds
Thursday Dec 9th, it was 8 degrees this morning but the wind wasn't blowing thank goodness. It's been a tough few days, at least the weather will be milder now until Sunday then we have to brace for bitter cold, snow, and harsh winds again. Wouldn't be so bad, but we have to take care of us and livestock, and still go to work each day. Up here in the northwest Appalachians, Boone doesn't shut down - folks still need public service, medical care, make purchases, etc. The university doesn't close although the county schools do, those kids haven't been to school all week. ***************************************** The goats and poultry have been going stir crazy in the barn. Yesterday, SweetPea and Pixie stuck their noses out for a couple of minutes.
Our driveway has been plowed a few times by the tractor. Haven't been to the gym in a week. I went to the doctor yesterday, and she prescribed some antibiotics [z-pack], she said I've got bronchitis. Yes, I'm in the doldrums, we had 84" of snow last winter, and the thoughts of enduring it all over again is overwhelming. Don't worry, I'll slap myself around and snap out of it. :-)
In the NC Appalachian Mtns, NW NC. A full-blown nester. We live on 30 mountain acres. I like to hang out with my critters - a few chickens Pearl & Pied Guineas, Muscovy ducks, 20+ ADGA-registered and appraised Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats, two miniature Schnauzers - Bitzi and Buzzard. two livestock-guardian dogs - JackBadger and BarbaraJean, and a Irish Terrier - Brawn. . Mike and I are Life Masters at Bridge.
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