We didn’t get much snow after all – just enough to dust the driveway and the open fields.
Now that we have two weather stations I’m more aware of the differences between the weather conditions at the tops and the bottoms of the bluffs. There’s not much snow at the bottom of the valley – barely enough to cover the driveway and a few sprinkles on the ground. Continue reading Journal for December 26, 2006
We may finally be getting some more snow. As I’m writing it’s raining hard and freezing on the trees. The forecast is for a mix of rain and snow for the next few days. Continue reading Journal for December 21, 2006
It’s been a gray and brown few weeks – no snow, wind, and cold temperatures. Mike got a wide plow blade for the Powertrac – now he’s hoping for lots of snow so he can try it out. Continue reading Journal for December 15, 2006
There are muskrats living in the new beaver pond. We walked over to check it out, and three muskrats came swimming towards us to check us out. Continue reading Journal for November 29, 2006
The beavers have made a huge lake by damming the creek just south of our driveway. Fortunately the creek is still running fast under the driveway and for about another 10 yards before it gets to the lake, so we don’t have to tear out any beaver dams – yet. Continue reading Journal for November 23, 2006
This week turned out to be very snowy. We got 10 inches one morning – about 2 inches an hour for a few hours. It was amazing to watch it come down so fast.
Continue reading Journal for November 15, 2006
I’m a little behind on the journal entries, so this entry is for two weeks, instead of one.
We’ve had a lot of the kind of weather that alternates between fall and winter – up to 70 degrees one day, and down into the teens the next. But the skies have been mostly sunny and the nights clear with a bright moon and stars. Continue reading Journal for November 10, 2006
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) has a very long blooming period. It begins in August and continues late into the fall. I found this one blooming today – November 5th – even though everything around it had turned brown. Continue reading New England Aster
This week we got another dusting of snow – just enough to stick on the rocks behind the house and on the fallen trees in the woods. It melted quickly, but it’s still cloudy and cold and gray. Continue reading Journal for October 25, 2006
We got our first taste of winter this week – snow showers that left tiny pellets of snow sprinkled over the ground and piled in sheltered corners. The next day the temperature went back up to the 50s and it all melted.
Continue reading Journal for October 18, 2006