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Like much of the East Coast, we are under a winter storm warning for tomorrow. Our supervisory union is already dismissing early tomorrow, to avoid the brunt of the blizzard-like conditions in the afternoon. We've already used four snow days this year, and people are starting to wig out over how late into the summer students will go to school. (It's a normal date to start summer vacation in Maryland, so it doesn't feel onerous to me.) I think the SU is trying to avoid using another snow day tomorrow when there is already a good chance that schools will be closed Wednesday.

As night fell, I schlepped the compost bucket down to the bin behind the barn. I have to admit that this is chore that I actively neglect because it's quite a slog in the snow, and prying open the partly frozen compost bin isn't fun either. But I knew that with two feet of snow on the ground, I'd want to do it even less. The sky was a flat white and the air utterly still, like the Earth was holding its breath. It was actually eerie how quiet it was and the way the trees stood like they were painted on the sky.

Bobby and I also hauled up seven bags of pellets from the barn. (Next year, we will clear out the shed alongside our house enough to hold all of our pellets; our yard is just steep enough to make carrying bags of pellets up from the barn a real pain in the ass, made worse when the snow is deep, which it is not right now.)

On a completely different note, we started our first indoor seeds a week ago and came home today to the first frail tomato stem curling out of the soil. We also ordered chicks on Saturday: ten pullets, five broilers, and three turkeys. Spring is taking hold, no matter how tenuous, blizzard notwithstanding.

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Date: 2017-03-14 04:19 am (UTC)
la_samtyr: asian art drawing of sleeping cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] la_samtyr
I an hoping that things will not be too bad for you. We have had very little snow to date and that is definitely not good.

Have you found a good weather station yet? I rely on the US National Weather Service (not sure if/how it is related to NOAA though) and Accuweather isn't too bad.

Interestingly, on fb, I have found that Tom Skilling (a Chicago weatherman @ WGN, go figure) often takes a wider view and since Chicago is in the center of things, it helps me get an idea of what my weather might be like.

We got 3" and some ice

Date: 2017-03-14 03:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metamorphage
Oh well. :-( At least Florence had the day off. (I did too but Tuesday is already my day off...) Hope you get a real storm instead!

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