Another very cold morning. No more snow here but our current snow will be with us for the rest of the week and longer because we are staying very cold. Today will be the worst yet with very high winds and temperatures dropping to zero tonight.
We may venture out to the local grocery today. My supply of coffee, flour and bacon is getting too low.
We noticed our heavy duty mailbox was missing yesterday......evidently the road grader clipped it when he cleared the snow off. I bundled up before time for mail delivery which is around 10 am and took the hammer out and dug it out of the ditch. It was frozen to the grassy snow so it took some digging to get it out. It was a simple fix since it just slides very tightly onto the arm of the post. I have no memory of installing it that way.....it seems OK now but I think I will put some longer screws into the base to actually fasten it to the arm.....or maybe not. I think it would have broken the cedar arm and maybe the entire post if it had been fastened down.
I took care of the chickens. They are just giving us 2 to 4 eggs with this cold weather and I gave a neighbor two dozen so I am not doing much baking for a while.
DH finished the chores later in the morning.
The day turned into almost a frenzy of company.....which is very unusual. I was standing at the sink and saw our 'visiting' neighbor in the driveway talking with Max (he was just coming in from the chores on the ATV). I quickly put on a pot of coffee....but he drove off. I told Max that I expected him in for coffee and he said, he's coming back soon....so I made Flower Lady's “Create-a-Cookie” recipe.
I was just taking the last sheet from the oven when he came back. We sent him home with a bag of warm cookies for his wife to enjoy too.
Right after he left, our two neighbor boys showed up to do some fence repair. One is 16 and the other is 21. The younger one had helped Max feed the day before. We have made arrangements for them to work for us when the weather is decent and they have the time.....it will be money well spent if it means we can keep on 'keeping on' a while longer. We will see how it works out......I have been wrong before with this kind of thing. I have known these boys since they were born and they come to check their cattle right across the road in front of our house daily so maybe this will benefit us both.
After they left our granddaughter (who stays with us now and then) called to update me on her life. Things are going great and school (MU St. Louis) is keeping her busy.
The boys finished in about l.5 hours, visited for 30 minutes and then left.
Our son called next which is an occasion in itself! I let him know Mama would appreciate more calls. He thinks his daughter keeps us up to date.....I told him it wasn't the same! I doubt it will change his habits....I know I have to remind my mate to call his Mother more often!
I decided to call my Sis (so she wouldn't call me after I retired for the night)and we visited about our new 'preferment' bread making technique.
End of day! Whew......not many so busy out here on the farm usually.
I will post tomorrow about the new bread.