Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
In the photo it is a bit more difficult to see the yard, but more dramatic with the white snow in the dark - The photo was taken this morning around 6:45 am. The White flecks all over the picture is snow that is still coming down. The big bushy thing in the photo is our raspberry plants, next to the greenhouse - by the way the raspberries are just starting to ripen - we will have to see how the snow will affect the fruit. It is supposed to be even colder tonight, but no precipitation is expected.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Well here it is Oct. 5th and we have not yet turned on the furnace. This is not to say it isn't cold out, its just that we are roughing it to save on heating oil. Odds are we will likely start the furnace tonight or tomorrow. The house has been at 58 degrees for about 24 hours now.
In the meantime, some tips for staying warm: 1.) Layers and lots of them - wearing a hat indoors can be the next high fashion idea. 2.) Microwave heating bags - nuke them for 2 minutes and get about 20 minutes of heat, even better if you have a blanket and can keep the warmth in. 3.) Bury yourself under a fresh load of laundry straight from the dryer. 4.) Bake - and then hang out in the kitchen all day to soak up residual warmth from the oven. 5.) Eating warm stuff - Damon made a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup this week, and we have all the fixings for chili for next week. and 6.) As much as we are in denial about it, exercising is actually a great way to keep warm, you just have to get up the courage to get out from under all those blankets to get up and get moving.