Monday, February 15, 2016

When 20 Degrees Feels Like a Heatwave....

We survived!

It was the coldest weekend yet this year.
Friday and Saturday were blustery, frigid, windy, with snow squalls...
and it felt more like we were living in Siberia!

By Sunday it warmed up from 5 degrees to 24 degrees.

Standing in the afternoon sunlight,
it almost felt balmy.

We weren't the only ones who were enjoying the change...

It's to warm up a bit this coming week...
which is good!
When it is as frigid as this past weekend,
we burn through hay so quickly.

As soon as it warms up a bit,
everyone is going on a diet.
(humans included!)

Case in point....
we had farm breakfast yesterday...

a smorgasbord that included:
Scrambled eggs, 
sautéed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes)
(doesn't everyone eat vegetables for breakfast?)
country bacon and sausage (non-processed...fresh and local),
homemade waffles with fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream,
 and orange/cranberry scones.

I rest my case!

We had weekend visitors...
the Newlyweds came for the weekend.

Saturday evening we baby-sat the pink fairy.

And Friday I helped out with Tyler's kindergarten Valentine Party.

It was non-stop action for most of the weekend...
until Sunday afternoon...
when I parked myself in an easy chair with my knitting...
(thank goodness we have a couch for the dogs to lay on!)

and a mug of hot chocolate.

Quiet weekends are always nice...

but we'd trade them in a second for time spent with our kids!


  1. We have just come through our coldest weekend too! I love your house and that country breakfast sounds wonderful!! Too many fatties here too, including's this cold winter! That last picture looks cozy!

  2. A Polar Vortex funnels cold air down from . . . you guessed it right . . . Siberia! No wonder you were cold!

  3. your house looks lovely. When you post indoor pictures, I always wish you had more. Please consider a house tour!

  4. The lack of wind made a huge difference although Friday and Saturday we did our normal walks..Glad you had a nice weekend..I, for one, have too many quiet weekends.To make it worse, football season is over!Your farm breakfast sounds wonderful. Have a good week..xxoo

  5. Glad you have a nice, cozy house to come back to. The Pink Fairy is getting so big, so quickly! I'll bet Tyler loves having you at his parties.
    Enjoy the warm-up!

  6. Have to admit, I'm a little disapointed in old Puxsatawni Phil. Of course, what can we expect from a fuzzy faced rodent with bad eyesight. Of course he didn't see a shadow. Anyway, it's miserably cold here in Illinois too.

  7. Love it...glad you had so much fun this week.


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