This is the time of year when winter isn’t quite finished, but spring hasn’t come yet either. Some days it’s warm and the snow melts, and some days it’s cold and more snow comes down. Today is one of the cold blustery days, with sunshine, but snow still on the ground. Continue reading “Journal for April 6, 2018”
We’re in the time of the year when the weather alternates between winter and spring. Mostly it’s still winter, but there are more and more spring-like days. The snow is disappearing from some of the south-facing hillsides, so I’ve started working outside again. Continue reading “Journal for March 5, 2018”
It’s been a cold and snowy month – beautiful, but it makes it difficult for us to work outside. So this will be mostly a post of snow pictures. Continue reading “Journal for February 10, 2018”
The end of the old year, and the beginning of this new year have been beautiful, but very cold. Continue reading “Journal for January 2, 2018”
It’s been a relatively warm and cloudy month – not good for making solar power, but great for working on outside projects. Continue reading “Journal for December 5, 2017”
In the last few weeks we’ve been watching the landscape turn from fall to winter.
The fall colors have arrived, and now the changing temperatures have brought rain, and misty, cloudy days. It looks like this week will be sunnier, so maybe we can get some more outside work done.
Most of our trees are still green, but fall flowers are starting to bloom – goldenrods, gentians and asters. Continue reading “Journal for September 22, 2017”
We’ve just past the peak of the summer flowers – this week the prairies have started to look more brown and the Big Bluestem is blooming. Continue reading “Journal for August 19, 2017”
We had almost 3 inches of rain last night, and the creek flooded, but our driveway didn’t! The beavers are still building – but most of their efforts are far enough from the driveway that they’re not a problem.
We were lucky – the southern part of the county got over 6 inches of rain, with washed out roads and mud slides. Continue reading “Journal for July 21, 2017”