Yesterday was hot. I mean, really, REALLY hot for this area. It was humid and sticky and got up to the mid-nineties, which may not be a big deal to you, but this is Wisconsin. Our shtick is snow. If you know me personally, you know I spent my elementary years living in Texas, and … Continue reading No One Says You Can’t Use a Sprinkler
I have a job that, this time of the year, is requiring I do a lot of 'field work'. By which I mean, working outside in miserable weather. Growing up in Texas, I learned a variety of tricks to handle this type of weather, and I have a good idea of when I'm heading into … Continue reading Hot Weather Working
It was warm out, day and night, and it was nearly the final frost date for this area. I checked the weather, and they expected the next two weeks to be balmy and nice. So I planted my tomatoes and basil outside. They didn't even stay out there three days. My mom called to warn … Continue reading I Swear I Checked the Weather
We woke up this morning to this: There's a sort of hush when snow is coming down and deep like this. It's lovely, but as the day goes on you hear snow blowers starting, people shoveling, the snow plow. My husband does most of the shoveling, though I try to help. I herniated a disc … Continue reading We FINALLY Own a Snow Blower
We had a spat of nice, spring weather, and I was loving it... until a front moved through. Because Wisconsin. Temperatures dropped. The wind picked up. I had a combination of an allergy and pressure based headache and miserable joint aches that I could barely think through. It was awful. I ended up taking a … Continue reading A Front Moved Through and It Was Awful
We had quite a bit of snow recently, and once my work declared a snow day I retrieved my shovel and went trotting outside to help. Not even three shovelfuls of snow, and my husband shooed me back into the house. So I went out the other door and started again. When we got close … Continue reading Snow and Ice Because Winter Ain’t Done Yet
Our last storm was a doozy, and when we came out to the car in the morning, there were some casualties. A robin's nest had fallen, tossing two robins onto the hood of our car and one onto the (now) hot road. An egg had fallen too (which is why I knew it was a … Continue reading Poor Wee Little Robins
Well, I didn't take any pictures, but it snowed last Wednesday. April 18th. The busy season has started for my husband and dad, and they have NEVER attended their meetings with snow on the ground. Kind of crazy, right? We went to Madison for an appointment, and it was cloudy and dim on the way … Continue reading Unseasonably Late Snow
I love playing in the garden, but I'm not physically able to do a lot, so it almost always requires help from my husband. Unfortunately, during peak gardening season is when his work is crazy busy with meetings all evening, and it gets delayed until late June, and I plant everything late. I hate it. … Continue reading Setting Up Raised Beds in the Garden!
Friday was a snow day! I had talked with my boss about the winter storm that was moving in, and I was concerned about the drive... especially if my husband wouldn't drive me in. I got up at my usual time *coughfiveamcough* and took a look outside. They had run the plows at least once … Continue reading Snow Day!