Just In Case You Were Wondering…

Yes, I am still here…

So much for that early spring, eh Michaela? Status report: two feet of snow in the Green Mountains, with an ice storm and a wind advisory, (gusts to 50 mph), winding up right behind. The power has been on and off – mostly off yesterday – for two days. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Thank goodness for Johnny, (that would be my trusty John Deere 4300, with backhoe, shown above with my tired, wet self), long johns, muck boots, fire wood, a well stocked freezer, and two dear, dear men named Ray and Billy.

Hmm, I guess I should tell you a bit about what makes life possible here, (here is on a piece of ledge I call Ferncliff, sitting in a small clearing at 2,000′, in the middle of a forest, in the middle of nowhere). What kind of lunatic lives like that? Hint: you are looking at her. It dawned on me when I loaded this photo that I really don’t post many pictures of myself here, (there are a couple in the pages at left). That’s because I don’t have many photos of me, and that’s because usually I am holding the camera. Would you like to know more of the back story? Maybe you would. You tell me…

The past few days have been… adventure filled. I will write some more about it this weekend when I will be, (hopefully), snuggled up by the fire with Oli, (that would be my yellow lab), and Woo (that would be my fat cat). But right now I have pressing things to attend to. I have a stuck plow-truck and a greasy luge-run of a 1,500′ driveway to clear, (and boy that switch-back is a killer, believe me). So, if you don’t hear from me for a little while, it’s likely because the power is out, (I connect to you via satellite), or I am out clearing snow and/or ice.

Thanks for following along. I’ll be back soon…


I do get the weather up here…

This is “Mad Max”, my buried car…

Part of the buried entry walk. Hmm, better get to work !

A little wet, and a little tired, but still loving it here…


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6 Replies to “Just In Case You Were Wondering…”

  1. paspirit

    Nice to meet you! Love your blog. I’m in southern NH. We got over a foot of snow yesterday, which turned to rain and it’s poured all day today. Crazy!

  2. Michaela

    Well hello there – Why you’re right nearby, aren’t you? New Englanders suffer from our region’s multiple-weather-personality-disorder: one minute is snowing, then it’s raining, then there is thunder and lighting. We sure have plenty to talk about! It’s pouring over here in VT too, and the wind is picking up! But at least it’s warm enough to keep ice from smashing the trees! Let’s hope it stays above freezing. I’m not really up for a repeat of the ice-storm of ’08, are you? Yikes.
    Nice to hear from you, and thank you for stopping by neighbor!
    All the best,

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    After the easy winter so far you just knew that we’d have to pay the piper sooner or later, right?
    Things are just as messed up for me (north and west of you on the Oak Ridges Moraine in south-eastern Ontario). The weather man called for 3-4 inches and we wound up with 3-4 foot drifts instead. What a way to end 6 weeks of no measurable precipitation! This week was just like “Groundhog Day”.
    Wishing you dry boots and cozy mittens…
    P.S. Just read your note from last week. Our garden tractor is only little: a TORO-WHEEL HORSE, but my Dad’s tractor at the farm is a JD too. His is about as much bigger compared to your’s as mine is smaller than your’s. Did that make sense, I hope?

  4. Michaela

    I am kind of envious of your dad’s tractor right now :)
    Yes, the late arrival of winter is a bit of a shock. Strange to have warm temps and extended daylight hours one day, only to spend the next struggling with winches and tow straps. Ahh New England – the land of good stories, nine months of winter, and three months of bad sledding.

    Thank you for your warm thoughts. Stay dry in Ontario – pretty country you call home !

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