We still have snow on the ground. It is so beautiful, but unfortunately too cold to go outside for very long periods of time to play. Here is our weather forecast for our little town:
Tonight...Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Windy and cold with lows 1 below to 5 above zero. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill values as low as 26 below.
Sunday...Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Additional snow accumulation around an inch. Windy and cold with highs 7 to 15 above. Northwest winds around 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chill values as low as 27 below.
Yep, wind chills 26 and 27 below!! I see an opportunity for some good quality family time coming to the Ryder home. Cards, games. baking, drinking hot cocoa by the fire, and just enjoying each others company. Children are a blessing and they grow up so fast.
Every winter our dogs come inside to sleep during the night when it is really cold. I never thought to bring their dog food pan inside, but I did start to notice that it was empty every morning. Well this morning I saw the tracks of my mysterious dog food eater: A deer! Yes , a doe has been coming on the porch eating the dog food. We have lots of deer and in the summer they can be quite a pain getting into gardens, but we generally put out some food during the winter months to help them out. Well, this little piggy decided she needed some extra protein from dog food. So this evening the dog food bowl will be brought inside, but it will be replaced with a pan of corn in her usual spot. Here's a picture of some of my winter buddies from last year.
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