Lesson 1162 – No Children’s Blizzard here

Snow. It’s coming, and yeah, I know that I shouldn’t complain (condolences to Buffalo), but still.

This weekend, we got out our mittens, hats, scarves, and winter coats. My kids think I’m jumping the gun and blame a book I read years ago called The Children’s Blizzard (because of that book my kids CAN NOT leave the house in the winter without mittens or a pair of gloves.)

But it’s more like I saw this in Vermont when I went to pick up my son at Norwich on Friday. Yes, I know Vermont is to the north of us and that his school is situated between mountains.

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But I’d be a fool to think that the snow is not making its way to our neighborhood. It is, it’s just a matter of time.

And while the first few snowstorms ignite a certain amount of childhood magic (especially in the most curmudgeoned adult) it’s the storms that continue into January, February, March, and sometimes even May that take a toll on even the seasoned spirits.

Blankets are out, the coop has been inspected – cracks have been covered up, and the flock’s water heater is up and running. Emergency kits have been placed in each of the cars (blanket, Spare mittens, an extra ice scraper, clay pot, candle+ matches, granola bars.) We still need to find our boots and see which ones need to be replaced, but we’re well on our way to being ready.

Go ahead, bring it on.



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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3 responses to “Lesson 1162 – No Children’s Blizzard here

  1. pamladds

    ah you are all wimps!! 🙂 I live in Northern VT, we had snow, and it was cold. But today is warmer, the rain is coming down hard, the snow has all gone. The girls are not amused …….

    And yes, it is on its way. But we are much better off than we were last year. Winter was already in full swing.

    • Wendy Thomas

      I readily admit that I’m a wimp when it comes to snow. After the first few storms, I’m just not a fan. Give me a warm beach and a book any day! 🙂

      On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Lessons Learned from the Flock wrote:


  2. I’m just glad I don’t live in a place where it gets that cold, or snows even. I live on the east coast of Australia now. The last time I saw any amount of snow was when I left England with my family in early February 1954. There was six feet of snow on the ground then.
    I have seen a bit of snow on the ground only once since then. 🙂

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