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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Calm After The Storm

 

Well we made it through two days of really high damaging winds and loosing power for hours at a time ! It is all calm cool and collective out there now all though cold and cloudy  but heck that’s normal for this time of year !

Miggs and I went for our walk earlier this morning and when we got back I had a lot of branches and bits of trees to clean up after all that wild wind we had so I collected it all up and had a little camp fire !

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                                Whilst that was burning, crackling  and smelling awesome , Miggs and I had play time !

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                                                                    A small flock of geese flew over !

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      I also filled up the feeders and the birdies were having a feast ! With the high winds we had they stayed undercover in the Cedars  so now they are hungry !

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                              So all in all things are  back to normal for now till the next bout of crazy weather !

                                                              Happy Thanksgiving to all our U.S buddies !                                      

                                                                                      Until next time

                                                                                       Country Gal

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Forced Off The Grid

 

The winds were so bad  last night we lost hydro from 5pm to  at least 4 am this morning . We had to tie and anchor all we could out side  earlier , the winds were gusting to 95 mph  .  So Papa and I band down the hatches  lit some hurricane lanterns  and put the wood stove on . I can cook in a hydro outage cause I have a gas stove  but really didn’t feel like it so we just had a sandwich and some potato ships with it  ,  kind of a picnic by candle light ! Then after that Papa had his  Android Tablet hooked up to our huge marine battery the we used to use when we had the big boat but it is useful for all kinds of things and we then were able to listen to audio story books  he has on his Tablet !  as we were listening to story’s  I went around and took a video and photos of us off the grid in a wind storm !

                                                            
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                                The video was taken in night shot mode  it is hard to focus on things in the dark lol

                                                              Now photos of our evening in the dark lol !

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                              We have a gas furnace  but it uses hydro to start up lol so the wood stove does well for heat !

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                   Good to have some survival things in hand and  we always find things to do in just about any situation  lol !

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                                                                            Time for a cuppa tea !!!!

The hydro must of come back on in the early morning maybe at about 4 am , At 5 am Papa got up to go to to work and is now on his way home as there is a lot of wind damage to hydro lines and poles all around the area and lots of people  and work places still with out hydro , So this was our excitement for the evening more then normal that’s for sure lol !

                                      The winds have dies down a bit more  and all is slowly becoming calmer again !

                                                                     Until next time , stay safe and have a good day !

                                                                                   Country Gal

Monday, November 24, 2014

Oh My ! What A Mixed Bag Of Weather

 

That’s what the talk of the news is these days  our weather and what a mess it has been . Snow storms  and bitter cold to rain and warm temps to flooding and now severely high winds with damaging  gusts up to 89 km/h with  possible thunderstorms then  rain sleet and snow , WOW ! crazy stuff !  This old farm house is just a creaking and a cracking away as the winds are just a roaring out there as I type here , trees are bending right over hydro wires are being tossed about to and fro  clouds are traveling at great speeds and the sun is taking a peek every now and then   !  But this morning it was pretty and calm with a peek of a sun rise in the east with light clouds around but  dark clouds to the west !

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                                      These are from the front of the house facing  southeast and south  !

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Because of the clouds in the east the west at the back of our house the sun was spot shining on the trees as there were big dark clouds to the west coming  in !

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                                                    I just love this look of the sky and sun rise on the trees !

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                                        Some of our trees don’t get completely bare and keep some leaves on .

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Not to many birdies at the feeders today as the winds keep them away . I can imagine how exhausted  they get flying in and against the winds ! So they sit in the Cedar hedges hanging on riding out the winds till all is calm again then they all come out and it is a feeding frenzy at the feeders and they  are covered with birdies as is the ground below them !

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Well hanging on to my hats today and goodness no umbrella's out there or I will end up like Mary Poppins !

                                                                               Flyinggggg awayyyyyy !!!!                     

                                    Until next time when the winds are calmer hopefully soon ,  be safe and have a good day ! !

                                                                               Country Gal