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Monday, February 02, 2015

Second Hit of Winter







We woke up to this. 

         A wintery mix of snow and ice added to the two feet of snow that                      fell last week.

              School was cancelled for the third time in a week.

                    Cabin fever is on the horizon.



            How did the early pioneers do it? 
            They did it without proper heated homes and without the                                   luxury of waiting it out while sitting still at home in their jammies?

                                 I imagine that school will be cancelled tomorrow as well.


         I take a few precious minutes to write in this poor neglected blog.


                  I am reading The diary of Mattie Spencer by Sandra Dallas. It is about a newly married woman in the 1800's who goes to claim a homestead out West with her new husband Luke... Right now I'm reading about their first real winter there...seems appropriate considering the weather here now. Poor Mattie, how did she do it?



18 comments:

  1. I hope you will be letting us know how she did it. I do like your picture of warm inside, cold and nasty outside. Two feet of snow, how have you been getting groceries? Do you have a four wheel drive or a Jeep?

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    1. Hi Ginny, I have a well stocked pantry. The plows did a good job, but now its really slippery outside. I do wish I had a bigger car though.

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  2. I have always wondered how they managed there food stores? We have so much snow right now in Ontario, Canada and it's minus 30 outside. Not sure if id want to collect wood and look for game in the forest. lol

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    1. Hi Jennifer thank you for your comment.I love reading books that are diaries of their lives back then. Especially women's lives I'm very interested in how they did it back then

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  3. I have wondered how they did it also....as I freeze in my central heat and air....with hot water, plenty of food?? Yes cabin fever is hard but we do have electronics......so I wonder again lol

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    1. Hi Kim, I'm hoping this book answer some of my questions!

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  4. They were so busy trying to hold body and soul together they had little time for boredom and cabin fever.

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    1. Hi Dolores, maybe that's why their lifespan was very short! They were always so tired and it never let up

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  5. Your weather looks nasty. Freezing rain is the worst! Stay safe and warm......

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  6. I was thinking about you last week when the storm hit. Keep warm and enjoy! Take advantage of things you don't normally have time to do.

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    1. Hi Barb, thank you. This week the kids are off from school so we are taking advantage of some downtime, but let's face it there's never any downtime for mom's!

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  7. I was thinking about you last week when the storm hit. Keep warm and enjoy! Take advantage of things you don't normally have time to do.

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  8. I wonder the same thing as you - how did the early settlers manage our New England weather? We're under feet of snow, with more on the way within the next week they're saying. Spring will be very welcome this year!

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  9. Wow Joanne, it sure does look pretty, but I know it gets old! We are having record warm temps here. So much so that I was able to clean up all of my front beds today. I love it, but we will pay for it this summer if we don't get more snow. Maybe you could send a little our way and I'll send you some sunshine! lol! Wouldn't it be nice if it worked that way?
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. I do wonder how those pioneer women did it. Thankfully, we've not had much of a winter here. I feel for you. Stay warm.

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  11. I think it had to do with the fact that the pioneers had to work so much harder to get stuff done that we take for granted. They didn't really have all that time to be bored. :-D

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  12. Times were tough in the 1800s in a cold prairie winter. Of course, for many people today things are still tough. Be warm.

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