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First snow of the winter

More than 6 inches of rain has fallen here this week. The rain was forecast to turn to snow tonight at midnight, but it turned to snow five hours early. Plus, it’s thundering. Last week the temperature was 70 degrees.

I’d much rather have the rain and snow than the spookily warm weather. The cherry trees were blooming in Winston-Salem. And this is the kind of prolonged winter rain that feeds the aquifer and protects our well water.


  1. Quetal wrote:

    What about the chickens? How do you care for them in the bad weather?

    Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    They don’t seem to mind… The breeds of hens I have are supposed to be able to handle even New England winters. It worries me when they get wet in the rain and then have to go to bed wet, but even that doesn’t seem to phase them. I have learned that well-feathered chickens endure cold much better than heat…

    Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

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