Tuesday, January 24, 2017


The storm that has caused such destruction across the south has moved up the cost and is entering Maine; but, instead of tornadoes we are being hit with an icy nor-easter.  

We are predicted six inches of an sleet/snow/freezing rain mixture all day today and over night.   Ice is starting to accumulate on trees and power lines and the odds are we will lose power due to this storm.   

We are always prepared with plenty of food, gallon bottles of water, gas lamps, flash lights and the cell phone is charged.   Our gas cook stove can be lit with matches and our wood pile is stocked near the back door.   

It is beautiful, but it will be a hell of a job to clear with my snow blower - and probably a lot of shoveling.  

This has been a strange winter.  Normal temps through the month of January are usually teens or low twenties with night temps in single numbers or below.   This January has had day temps in the thirties and often reaching forty degrees.   We have had rain instead of snow or wet snow, leaving roads and driveways ice covered.   I hope this is not the new norm.   

the Ol'Buzzard 


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."