If you’ve been watching the weather across the United States you’ll know that New Hampshire is in the middle of a large two winter storm system. It’s been snowing since last night and a new storm is getting ready to hit us this evening with probable white-out conditions. The snow is not heavy and wet, it’s that fine, dry crystalline snow that makes everything (even going to the mailbox) hazardous.
Today was supposed to be the first day back at school (of course it was cancelled.) The kids were thrilled, I, not so much. Holidays are fun but they’ve gone on for long enough, we all need to get back to our schedules and do something more during the day than just watch movies.
I had to go to the next town north early this morning for one of those “specialist-hard-to-get” appointments. The driving was terrible and while on the highway, I suddenly found myself saying one particular word and one word only as it automatically and repeatedly flew out of my mouth when I hit a patch of ice and skidded into the next lane.
Luckily no car was there but you better believe that I kept it to a very low speed and crawled onward after that. When I got home, I stayed put and in my office doing work (while the kids watch movies) is where I’ve been since this morning.
All of our chickens are snug in their coops, every now and then I see a brave soul venturing outside to grab some food or take a drink but for the most part it seems to be a hot chocolate, roosting together kind of day.
Which is not such a bad thing to happen when you find yourself smack in the middle of a large two winter storm system.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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