Monday, February 25, 2013
Winter Storm Preps - Round Two
Luckily the Small-Hold isn't in the center or even the red area for this storm but it has already started sleeting here a little as the Sun sets. About half of last weeks snow has melted but the ground is still totally covered so anything we get will be on top of what remains. This storm is also bringing some cold temps in with it and they are forecasting highs only in the 30's all week now so no break for the girls inside their hives yet either.
These storms have been doing a number on my wood supply as well. Had the temps and wind remained mild I would have had enough to begin cutting for next year but as it is with the wind howling and the snow blowing I been using about twice the usual amount and was not able to get out this weekend to cut more. After another round of splitting today I am not down to trouble amounts by any means but my reserve isn't as large as I like it to be either and the snow kinda limits my available cutting areas as well.
I do however have an ace in the hole that I can get to easily if the supply gets critical of course.
So once again the truck is loaded to the gills and topped off. The tarps are all out in place. This time I have hid the Mrs. car keys and we are sitting back and watching the storm come in.
I would much prefer 60 or 70 degree days with a light intermittent rain that drops some few inches of water on us over this week along with sunshine that allows some plants to bloom. But we need the moisture and if it is going to be too cold for the girls to fly it might as well snow.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!