Monday, March 9, 2009

Coping and Hoping

A blizzard blew in on Saturday. The snow fell and the wind blew. It was cold and miserable. The temperature is still very cold today.

Here is how the Bag Lady dealt with it:




She really hopes that this is winter's last kick. The forecast is for warmer weather by Thursday, and the Bag Lady hopes that it will continue to warm up and be reasonably mild, because calving is due to start within the next couple of weeks.

26 comments:

R said...

Sending some warmth your way!

~rupal

Reb said...

I can't believe the amount of snow we have had in just the last week! I am jealous of the fire! (Um, fire place...stove, contained element of nature) Wouldn't want to get that granted in the wrong manner.

Hilary said...

We had our first burst of spring on Friday.. 16C but it's been more March-like since. I think we're expecting some of your cooler air by tomorrow. It will get better.. right?

MizFit said...

good LORD it has been a winter for you.
were you as excited as I for the time change? rough initially but means spring is coming!!

Marianne said...

Not so thrilled about the time change here...waking the kids to darkness is not so easy. We are expecting plummeting temps this week...thanks for sending them our way! : )

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks for the moment in front of the fireplace.
I am sure everything will settle down and warm up in time for calving season.

Tricia said...

It's been pretty warm here, although I am jealous you get a contained area to have a fire.

JavaChick said...

I woke up yesterday to see more snow on the ground. I was not impressed.

messymimi said...

You deserve mild weather after this -- I admire anyone who goes out in all kinds of conditions to care for the animals.

the Bag Lady said...

Rupal - thanks - we could sure use some warmth!

Reb - it's crazy, but it's March. And I'm loving the stove!

Hilary - Hubby said he saw on the weather channel that the snow had all melted down your way. We were jealous.

Miz - The time change doesn't bother me much - and it does mean spring is coming.... right?

Marianne - sorry about the plummeting temps, but why should I be the only one suffering?

dfLeah - you're welcome! And I sure hope you're right....

Tricia - the woodstove is the best part of winter!

JavaChick - I know exactly what you mean - I keep telling myself we need the moisture. But wouldn't a nice warm rain be better?

Messymimi - thanks! I hope the warm weather comes soon, and stays.

solarity said...

It was 71F here yesterday. It will be colder today, and back below freezing by the end of the week, but it was a nice bit of encouragement.
I'd send you some of that warmth, but it's upwind all the way.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne in Kentucky - oh, 71F sounds lovely! I don't blame you for keeping it all to yourself...

kcinnova said...

Our bulbs got encouraged by the warm temps over the weekend and now I worry that another blast of winter weather will kill them off (if the deer don't eat them first).

A nice cozy fire you have there, BL! Enjoy!

Geosomin said...

Mmmmm...can I get a screensaver of that? :)
We're currently at minus dickedy doo temperatures right now too. I had to dig out all my winter kit this morning...I can't help pouting, as I bought new running pants and want to go running now...with a balmy -41 with the windchill I don't thin ktoday is the day to start :)
Fire seems like a good idea to me-try and keep warm :)

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - that happens here a lot (with the early bulbs, I mean) If the temp turns cold again, throw some snow over them (if you have any) or cover them with a sheet.

Geo - I can send you a photo of the fireplace for your screen saver! :)
This arctic blast is affecting you, too, by the sounds of things. It's supposed to warm up here by Thursday.... I can hardly wait.

bunnygirl said...

That fire just doesn't look as cozy down here where we're already running the a/c. Want a few farenheits?

the Bag Lady said...

BG - I'll take as many fahrenheits as you're willing to part with! :)

Sagan said...

Mmm lovely! Fires are so nice.

Squawkfox said...

I hear ya on the snow. On the ranch we got 3 inches of the white cold stuff. I was really hoping for some spring melt this weekend - but alas, guess I'm strapping on the snowshoes for another month at least. Keep warm!!

the Bag Lady said...

Sagan - especially when it's -40C like it was this morning!!

Squawkfox - sounds like you're experiencing the same winter we are! Thanks for stopping by - have fun with those snowshoes!! :)

new*me said...

blizzard.........just makes me shiver thinking about it!!!!!!!

Cozy covers and hot cocoa snuggling up with your man should do the trick :)

Redbush said...

Brrrrrrr! We're in the deep freeze! The fire warmed me up! I'm ready for warmer weather, too!

the Bag Lady said...

Annette - cuddling might be just the ticket!

Redbush - it's supposed to warm up around here by Thursday - sure hope they're right!

carla said...

checking in to be sure you and the rancher arent frozen in place!

Missicat said...

Wow - nice fire!
More calves? Can't wait!

the Bag Lady said...

Carla - it's -40. Forty below. #$$&#$%#$%&*&*&

Missicat - hopefully not for a couple more weeks. And hopefully not before this weather smartens up!!