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Whose Woods These Are..........

Friday, January 08, 2010

Today I have been lot more productive than yesterday thus far.

It was 5 degrees this morning with a wind chill of -15. Why can't we have this wind in the summer when the humidly is sky high and any breeze would be welcome?! LOL. The wind chill was -24 the other day so at least that is improving. Our snow won't melt off until next week when it gets above freezing. I'm looking forward to that. It will seem like a heat wave to me.

The county and city schools are closed due to the temps. We can stay home today and this weekend but I must admit that staying home without being able to get outside much is not fun.

Normally I love doing my chores outside but not in this bitter cold. I just rush through them as quickly as possible.

The birds are going wild at our feeder. Even Wrenster is eating suet today. Lots of woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches, goldfinches, purple finches, juncos, white throated sparrows, etc.

It is so cold, even in the house, so I am making some vegetable beef barley soup.

I am going to do some exercise.

Have a great day,

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    Enjoy your workout.
    4033 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2514968
    Your soup sounds perfect for the temps you are getting. My son is also freezing, and he's in Florida!
    I'd love to see your birds! They really calm me.
    Have a great day & keep warm,
    4033 days ago
    I love birds, and veg beef barley!
    4034 days ago
    You are so kind to feed the birds. Keep warm and cozy inside.
    4034 days ago
    The cold must be heading this way soon!

    So the only difference between Frost and you is that your house is NOT in the village, and you WILL be there watching the woods fill up with snow.

    Forgive me, I have miles to go before I sleep ...
    4034 days ago
    The snow ended early enuf yesterday that we had school today. Which is good since we already have used 3 of our 5 calamity days! And...it was a pretty good day - Woohoo!!

    4034 days ago
    I'm in WA and our high was 35 degrees. Depends on where in OR your wondering, but OR is 35 mi s, so I assume not cold.

    You can keep your -temps. We had them after Thanksgiving, but it's stayed nice now. My sis in TX has colder weather than we do. Just depends on the jetstream.

    I'll send you a snuggie.
    4034 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4720056
    Morticia, we had a high of 19 here today, which is pretty cold for MS! I cannot imagine how cold it is in Oregon! We had taco soup for dinner tonight and it sure hit the spot. Snow kind of blew in the breeze today but none of it stuck. Have a good night, try to stay warm!
    4034 days ago
    The birds sound fun to watch but, the temps not so great. I hope the soup makes you feel warm and toasty.
    4034 days ago

    Brrrrrrrrrrr keep warm, I made some soup too this week..
    My birds are eating all the food I can put out too.. I love seeing all the different kinds at the feeders.
    4034 days ago
    How wonderful to see all those cold little birds visiting your feeder...and then to have some of that vegetable beef barley soup! Now, that's what I call LIVING!
    4034 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Oh yum, save me a bowl of your delicious soup! Keep warm, bundle up when you go out!
    4034 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3343212
    So we're freezing together! Advised it will contiune for 2 more days! At least I'm eating clean and working out to Spark Boot Camp- it helps to keep warm! Take care.
    4034 days ago
    Stay cozy! The birds are noticing the suet I put out yet. Hopefully they will find it! We had school, but it was cold and messy getting in today. Outdoor recess was fun, all that snow, sleds, and shovels made for some happy three year olds!
    Enjoy the soup!
    4034 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I'm having some 15 bean soup for dinner. Got to go heat it up. It's good on days like this. Gonna be cold in FL again tonight. Maybe even snow in places, it's in the forecast.. YIKES

    Thanks for reminding me about the wildlife, I put out more seed for the birds today.

    4034 days ago
  • LLTS01
    Soup sounds fabulous. Send some way as we just polished off the last of the lentil soup. Stay warm.
    4034 days ago
    Your soup sounds yummy! I love bird-watching. The woodpeckers around here suck the hummingbird nectar down like they're using a straw! Stay warm.
    4034 days ago
    Enjoy watching the birds while you are eating your soup. Sounds like a nice time now that I think about it.
    4034 days ago
    Morticia, I commend you and the family doing outside chores in those temps! That would be unbearable to me. I am definitely a warm weather person.

    The soup sounds wonderful!

    Hugs, Betty emoticon
    4034 days ago
    I hate the bitter cold.
    4034 days ago
    it is not that cold here. i think the low today was 16. they closed the schools cuz the roads were icy. i guess it might be about 30 degrees now. the soup sounds good. i've never had barley before. something i need to try.

    have a great weekend!
    4034 days ago
    I'm glad you have a bird feeder. I feel for those poor creatures in such cold. I hope this cold wave exits soon!
    4034 days ago
  • ROWAN532
    what time is dinner?

    i would love to live near the woods.....winter is a beautiful season viewed from the inside of a warm, inviting, snugly home........
    4034 days ago
    It"s a snowy winter wonderland here too! Mmmm vegetable beef barley soup one of my fav's....Enjoy your day!!

    4034 days ago
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