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March 12, 2012

Jeez, it’s a rowdy one out there this morning.  I’m not sure if the rain is even

reaching the ground.  The wind is howling like a Harley.  Gusts from 70 to 100

kilometres per hour (45 to 60 mph) are expected.  I’m reluctant to let the

chickens out.


Jude just called.  She’s coming back home because the ferry isn’t running due

to the gales.  She’ll be awhile because she and neighbour Paul are clearing trees

from the road.      


This stretch of weather started Saturday.  We’re working on our third inch of

precipitation potpourri: rain, snow and hail.  In the penultimate weekend of

official winter, it emphatically let us know who’s still in charge.


Still, Jude and I were able to get out and about in the community Saturday.

We paid a condolence call to some neighbours who’d just lost their elderly

dog.  We went to the home of Al the Mayor to track down some stray oxygen

tanks.  We stopped at Mike’s to make sure he was still coming to do some

landscaping for us Sunday.


Our last stop was to check out another neighbour’s lambs, which had been

born Friday.  Check ’em out:


I was surprised at how big they were.  Here’s one with Granite Bay supermodel Jude.


Sunday was blustery but Mike was able to get in four hours of excavating,

churning up this section of pasture to extend our new garden:


Then Mike leveled off an area next to the old garden which had been as difficult to

negotiate as the current world economy.


We plan to expand the fence and put in more blueberry bushes and strawberry

plants.  The other garden is more amenable to veggies.


As foreboding as the weather has been lately, it paused enough times this weekend

to let some sunshine in to remind us that spring is imminent.  The garden exten-

sions are the perfect symbol for the new season.                                           

  1. beth reed permalink
    March 13, 2012 6:36 am

    We are nearing 80 degrees and still more rain. It is not something to be proud of when the news announced that Arkansas was the winner of 2011 with 18 deaths due to flas flooding and last years flooding event. Pa came in second place. I was like… cant you change to word from winner to tragic?
    Loved the pictures they are so sweet.
    It is gloomy outside today. I am ready for some unshine.
    Looks like you and Jude are going to ave a great garden. Enjoy it. Oh I almost forgot to tell you that the cane is coming up. Did you check to see if I can legally send you some?
    Ok have a great day.

    • March 13, 2012 2:21 pm

      Do let’s hope that you don’t “win” as much this year. I read that south central Louisiana got pounded with 18-20 inches of rain yesterday. It’s about 40 here today, but without the wind, it feels balmy. I have yet to check on the mailing of the cane, but will soon. I hope you’re having a great day, too, Beth.

  2. beth reed permalink
    March 13, 2012 9:44 pm

    My vascular surgeons office finally called me today on my test results and they are setting me up for angioplasty. I will get all the info tomorrow.
    I am a little nervous but so glad that they have come to some sort of plan. My foot cracked and started bleeding and my third toe is deep purple and I look like a penguin trying to waddle around this place.
    I have a book given by my dr. that says diabetes and stress are like oil and water, get rid of what stresses you out. In my case it is the pain. Somedays I can barely get tot e bathroom and back. Maybe it will all turn out good soon.
    Oh we broke a record here 83 and it is muggy here tonight.

    • March 14, 2012 5:36 pm

      Hang in there and keep us posted. Any good news?

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