Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Let's not do that again, shall we?

Just a little update to say I'm still here. Had to sneak one in before the end of the year which is quickly approaching!

We woke up Saturday, the 19th, to over a foot of snow. We knew a storm was coming in over night, but it didn't start snowing until late--after 11 pm. What we didn't expect was the power to go out--for a week!!

We spent seven days at my parents' house because they had heat from a wood-stove, if not power. They also have a gas hot water heater, and my dad hooked an inverter to his car so we could have power to run a few things like the fridge and lamps in the evening. And as the week wore on, (and on...)the dvd player to distract the kids.

The power came back on Friday, the day before my in-laws were flying in for a visit! The house was a state because we'd been up every day to feed and take care of the animals, plus check the pipes. We didn't have any broken pipes but I hate to see our water bill from leaving all the taps dripping for a week. As Paul says, it's cheaper than broken pipes and water damage. We were a bit worried because we'd just put our two pigs in the freezers plus about twenty chickens, and it's the first year we've raised our own meat. We ran the inverter from our cars a couple times and since they were both in unheated buildings, all the meat stayed rock solid. Thanks goodness!


brokenteepee December 29, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

Ooooh so pretty but such a pain in the tail.
I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Rebecka December 30, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Your snow photos are beautiful! I especially love the one with the trees. Stay warm!!!

Leasmom January 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

That looks COLD!!! Happy new Years!

Barbee' January 4, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

Beautiful snow scapes! That's a LOT of snow!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines January 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

Jenny, your blog is simply lovely. And love the picture of the goat in the snow. I want a goat!


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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.
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I picked the name Petalz and Finz a couple years ago when I decided to try Etsy out. I wanted to custom make some baby related items and have things for girls and boys. I felt the name incorporated both my kids (at the time) into it--petalz for Ivy and finz for Finn.

I haven't had time to do much of anything with my Etsy for a while, but it's still my in my long term goals. In the mean time, I'm having fun with this blog thing. I've found some creative inspiration through my own posting, but also through many other wonderful blogs out there.
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