Tuesday, February 19, 2013
February 19, 2013 NASTY! out there.....
This morning, however....the deer want to come out and have some breakfast. A few have.....a quick one.....but; it's just so dang nasty out there. The snow is minimal, it's only -2 below 0...but, it's blowing a friggin gale out there. Mosty, it is a white out outside the window. The 2-3" of snow we got is blowing all over the place. It is snowing just enough to see.....when the wind lets up for a second. The little cups on the weather vane are just a blur they are going so fast. The deer don't like it one bit. And....they do tend to be creatures of habit.
This morning, I was stalling going out the door. There weren't that many deer and I just was not at all enthusiastic about going out. My husband said...."well, the screen blew out of the upstairs window. You probably should go pick it up before a deer steps on it." Didn't hear anything about him going out! Well....I figured that was true. Wouldn't keep too many bugs out if a deer stepped through it. So, out I went with the sunflower seeds to fill bird feeders and pick up that screen. About the time I got to the screen, Skinny Butt....creature of habit that he is....had finally come out too. He saw me picking up that screen and skeedaddled right back into the woods. Usually, by the time I get out of bed, he is standing at his spot by the basement door, spot cleared of snow, waiting for me to put his treats there. Well, I had to go over there to put the screen in anyway so put some cracked corn in his favorite spot. Then, I went about getting alfalfa out for the deer that were gathering. I didn't hardly dare to break the stuff apart today for fear all the good stuff would blow away. Most of it is still out there as the deer eat a few minutes and tear back into the woods. As I said....it's nasty.
Shadow and her family were out under her favorite tree for a while getting something to eat. A few others were too. Skinny Butt did come to his favorite spot and get some of his favorite stuff. However, no one finished anything this morning. That says it all, right there.
Next, Toby and I head out for our walk. He was prancing along, just as perky as he could be. It seems Toby is the only one, this morning, that doesn't mind the nasty wind. We headed down the county road so he could do his morning business and check out what was going on. By the time we were coming home, he was all of a sudden dawdling behind me so I turned to see what he was up to. There was the county grader, right there! What the heck......I darned near dropped my teeth. I don't think I have ever not heard it for at least half a mile before I saw it. I had no clue. I grabbed Toby and we stepped to the side of the road as he went by. Now, I really knew how nasty that wind was.
It is supposed to blow all day, too......I guess. If this keeps up, the adventuring dog won't be having any today! That's my story.....and....I'm stickin' to it!