Woke up to a heavy white frost this morning. Got cool, as temperatures were down to around 29F this morning. At noon today its up to 44 Degrees so a bit warmer. Was thinking that I might be coming down with a cold yesterday so took some Linden Blossom tea, seemed to stop it in its tracks. Old recipe from Germany that my old Grandfather used. Seems its a cure for the common cold and well it has fixed me in time of need. You will have to try it sometime. One just needs to find a Basswood tree and pick the blossoms when they come out in bloom. If you ever need info on them let me know. Forecast today at noon: Sunshine, 45 degrees, Barometer rising and sitting at 29.47 inHG, Humidity is 53%, Winds are from the South at around 8 MPH. Talk soon
Well temperatures have dropped here in this small town of Port Loring. But its the sign of whats to come. Old wood furnace is still perkin away and sure feels good when you come in from outside. Nothing like wood heat to take the chill out of ones bones. I should mention here that our weather station is down for a wee bit as my son is working on it. Should be back up and running come the weekend or shortly after. At any rate the weather today is sunny with a few clouds. Winds up to 30MPH Gusts. NW winds. Barometer 29.15 and rising. Weather Forecast, Sunny with a few clouds. Outside temperatures at noon is 41 Degrees with humidity at 40%. Talk Later.
Well another pretty nice day here just a bit windy. Winds are from the South around 10 to 30 MPH so enough wind to blow a fellows hat off once and awhile. Lots of sunshine today but they say temperatures are going to drop over night. High today was around 61 degrees. Had the old wood furnace perkin away here this morning but kind of let it die out this afternoon. So might be a pretty nice night for the trick-er treaters. We don’t get to many up here in this area as there isn’t that many young ones. I think the most we have had since we moved here would be around ten. So we don’t have to spend to much on goodies. I did managed to clean up the last of my leaves today and put them in the garden. Once done I got out the tiller and worked them in so the wind didn’t blow them away on me. Can’t get anything better for a vegetable gardens than dry leaves. Talk Later
Well had a nice day here for a change. Sun was shinning for most the day. Temperatures were a bit cool though, but did get up to around 49 degrees after a frost early this morning when I got up. Winds were out of the west, light. This afternoon I took advantage of the good weather and cleaned the chimney in the house and outside. Then cleaned the eve troughs and took off the one out back, as in some cases it stops leaks in the house through out the winter, when ice backs up the water. Tried it last year and problem solved, so guess now its a yearly thing before it gets to cold. I also piled up some firewood I had laying around out back, so not a bad day all and all. Talk Soon.
Well sun is just a shinning for a change. Cold though, as temperatures got down to around 28 last night with a white frost to wake up to. Good for sleeping though. Winds are out of the NW light. Also calling for sunshine for tomorrow so might get to doing some outside work. Got the old wood furnace going all day, put in a few pieces of Ash this morning to get the house warmed up. Sure can tell the difference when you put a piece of that in. One thing about living here in the country in the middle of no where it sure looks pretty. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. Talk soon.
Yep you guessed it. Rained here all day again. Oh well had a dry summer so the old trees and thing needs to store up for winter. Reason for everything they say. Temperatures got up to 45 today with winds out of the NW, light. I had about four cords of white oak that I got from a good friend a couple years ago so put it in the basement for winter. I don’t know about that stuff as it just wouldn’t burn. It was dry enough but just wouldn’t burn. After burning firewood for heat for over fifty years never had such a thing. So I came up with a plan today. Went out to the wood shed and brought in my splitting ax and went to work. Managed to split the whole four cords so I got to tell you there should be no problem now with burning it. Should be good enough for kindling, just kindin. On another note the leaves off all the hardwoods have pretty well had their day. Sure was pretty this Fall taking them all in. One thing about up here we have about two scenes to take in. First the Maples come on with all their splendor, then the white birch and tamarack start loosing their leaves and needles. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. Talk Later.
Well had a pretty good day here for a change, weather wise. Temperatures got up to around 60 most the day. Also had sunshine for most the day too. Later in the afternoon I looked up in the sky and seen some Mares Tails, which in other words is clouds that looks like a Mares Tail. That is a sure sign that rain is on the way in the next 24 hours or so. Also the old weathers stick is pointed down so another sign of rain. One doesn’t really need to watch the weather on TV to find out what the weather will be if he or she just pays a bit of attention to the sky and different things around them. Old ways but good ways. Winds today were from the SW light. Also the moon was full the past day or so, or almost, so this time of year with the full moon the weather usually changes, which is usually colder. So far this year we have had around three good frosts. Got the old wood furnace going here all day today and it sure feels good. Takes the dampness right out of the old bones. Talk soon.
Well got up early here today and sure glad I got most all the outside work done yesterday as temperature has dropped quite a bit. Temperatures today are around 47 degrees, cloudy and rain. Winds from the NW. So decided on staying inside for today. Wifes brother is in for a visit and being an electrician he is going to do some work for us. Got the old wood furnace going today again. Sure feels good too. One thing about wood heat takes the cold right out of ones body. We have an old gravity fed furnace and it can take a good size log. Burning old white oak right now as it don’t throw off as much heat as the Ash or Maple. Saving the good stuff for when the temperatures really drop. Looked out today after cleaning up the leaves and things yesterday and one wouldn’t know he did it. Oh well will more leaves for the gardens later on. Might get another chance to clean them up if not they will be there in the spring. Still got to plant my garlic yet but got the ground ready for it. Maybe next week.
Well Still raining here as it has been for the past week or so. Calling for a bit of sunshine for tomorrow so got my fingers crossed. I do got some garden work to do yet with covering the berries with straw and working in the leaves and some more straw into the vegetable gardens. I got out my old tiller last week so it will make things easier. Once and awhile I like to use the shovel and turn it all over but now that I am getting a weeee bit older I am finding the tiller is a bit easier. Got the old wood furnace going here today again. Started early this season burning wood but it sure feels good. I also filled up the oil tank as a back up so that should last us around two years or so. This morning I have been working on another short story for my column and just about got it finished so if things go right might get to starting another one this afternoon. Talk later.
Well got up this morning to the first heavy frost. Guess I should have covered up the strawberries last night. OH well they will survive I am sure. I do got some leaves so will throw them around the plants some time today. Sunny here this morning and temperatures are at 32 degrees F. I still go by the old scale. For those that is interested you can have a look at the weather station on the net its located at: http://weather.theoldcraftsman.com Data is uploaded around every ten minutes or so. It is also a good time for one to plant their garlic for next summer. I got to go