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Monday, November 14, 2016


It is that time of year where the wood stove is kept going all day long. Amazing how fast we go through firewood when it doesn't warm up outside during the daytime. Low 40's during the day and down to the 20's during the night. Between what is in the photo there are another 6 cords of firewood in the shed, dry, split and ready to go.

What is alarming is that we have not had any snow to speak of this year. We had 1" in September but nothing since. I checked our log and last year at this time we had a total accumulation of 26" already. It is powder dry outside and hence presents a potential wildfire hazard for us. The best chance we have for snow is Thursday and that is only a 10% chance which usually means no snow. According to the Farmers Almanac this month is right on target with cold temps, blustery and no snow expected until next month. Snow and the moisture it provides is what we count on for the needed moisture to see us through the spring, summer and fall seasons. While most folks dread the advent of snow we actually welcome it for the moisture it provides.

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