Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby, it's c-c-cold outside!

We are in Nebraska, where the temperature is hovering just about zero degrees Fahrenheit. It's been awhile since my nose's mucous membranes have frozen on contact with outside air! Unfortunately, we are here and snow is THERE, at home at Boulderneigh. Rick's secretary says there's 3-4 inches in McMinnville, which is on the valley floor. That means we could have double or triple that much up on our hill. (I forgot to ask how much there was when I called our friend who is doing chores, because she was dealing with an unpleasant surprise at our house - sheep out of place! Great....) No, we have not shared the snow news with Brian. It may yet snow here, and there may still be snow at home when we return. Right now he is having too much fun playing with his cousins to care.

Reporting in for . . .

8 comments:

Franna said...

You bet your sweet bippy, it's COLD here, too. Maybe not zero, but water freezes within hours and all the critters are huddled up in shelters. They're talking about record cold (today set a record already) with regard to length. One nice thing is that all the MUD is frozen. :-)
- Franna

clink said...

Have you gotten used to wind chill yet?? Today -- wind chill was 15 to 20 below zero! Yea ... it makes doing chores fun.

And if you come a little further east -- you might find more snow for Brian. We are expecting 4-8" tonight.

I'd invite ya over but there is no driving down this road with that much snow!!!

Deborah said...

It was 0 here this morning with a wind chill of -16! I didn't even check to see what the temp was this afternoon when I did chores, but it felt like my ears and face were going to fall off!

clink said...

Deborah --- I noticed your sweatshirt on your blog. Are you an Illini?? I'm class of 76. Lived on Ohio St in Urbana.

Drop me a note on my blog if you have a chance.

Clink

Wrensong Farm said...

Look at it this way....you're acclimating yourself for the return home!! They said with wind chill Bellingham was at 4 degrees....we had a balmy 15 here today. Come on Spring!!!

Rayna said...

-22 below this morning, plus a -25-35 windchill. Never got above 0 today...We're setting record lows too :( I wish we'd just get snow, and it'd stay in the mid 20s to 30s all winter...I love the snow, not the cold :( lol. We got so much snow, that the plow plowed us in, get to shovel all that out...lol Having fun in Nebraska?

Tammy said...

Cold here too. In the teens with below zero windchills. The only ones who seem oblivious are the sheepies. I worry about the elderly chickens...cats etc.
Have a fun visit!
Tammy

Reddunappy said...

Hey here in the willamet valley,( I am on the WA side) we have a winter storm warning starting Wed am at 6 that goes to thurs pm at 4, we are susposed to get another 2-6 inches of snow. I hope all your babies are ok and we dont get to much! Not as cold as Nebraska here at home but it feels like it!