Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mother Nature Playing Tricks?

“Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway." ~ Maya Angelou

And that is what it did yesterday. Luckily living in the river valley sheltered us so we only received an accumulation of slush. Surrounding areas got up to 20 inches of snow!!! Nobody was prepared for this. Accidents abounded as most people didn't have snow tires on, tree's down with the weight of the snow on the remaining leaves, electricity is still off to thousands.

While most people outside this area were trying to dig out, stay warm, get to work/home etc. the kids and I tried to stay busy. We made a double batch of cow flop cookies. If you never lived on a farm you might call them no bake cookies. We have always called them cow flops because that is what it looks like...thankfully it doesn't taste anything like it. We then made rice pudding, used the leftover pork from the night before to make BBQ pork for lunch and a roasted chicken for dinner. Hot cocoa was the drink of choice. Why is when it snows, hot cocoa is the only drink that will give you that warm fuzzy feeling?

A friend came over and while her and I worked in the house, #2 daughter and my friends two girls cleaned the barn! Can't get much better than that.
Ended the day by finally starting a pair of socks for me, me, me from the handspun Shetland I got at Endless Mt.
Today the man had an hour delay and the kids have a two hour delay. I am going to dedicate my day to the sock and catching up on laundry. Snow days make alot of diry laundry, especially when you didn't have ths snowsuits unpacked yet!

3 comments:

SIS said...

OH MY GOSH!!! GRANDMA'S COW FLOP COOKIES...... BRINGS BACK MANY VERY GOOD MEMORIES AND MAKES MY MOUTH WATER. I WONDER IF I HAVE THAT RECIPE AND IF I CAN FIND IT. MAY BE A MISSION SHORTLY AFTER I GET HOME. TOO BAD I COULDN'T JUST COME SNITCH ONE OF YOURS. SOUNDS LIKE A BUSY DAY BUT PRODUCTIVE.

Sandie Knapp said...

Lucky you! We didn't fare so well. 9" of snow total, and the electricity was out for 24.5 hours.......but I was ready. I started lighting candles and lanterns early, and we did not get caught in the dark. I kept knitting until I couldn't see well enough, then read until midnight. Glad it's over with now.

cyndy said...

Nice to be tucked in down near the river...glad we didn't get much snow...(of course they get more sun up top, but it's a trade off)

your Shetland socks sound warm and cozy ;-)