This kind of light fluffy white stuff is easy to move by sweeping with a broom. It’s important really to do this BEFORE someone walks through so that there are no footprints to melt, refreeze, then be unexpected slick spots.
Another of those ‘do it now’ little jobs that pays in having clear and safe walking areas.
Some time ago, a fellow blogger at Life As I Interpret It, nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you very much. I would encourage visiting her blog since she is bold in sharing real life struggles and challenges in cutting back in a realistic manner without sacrificing small pleasures.
However, not really knowing how to go about responding, I kept putting off responding to the nomination, so here goes.
Here are the instructions:
The rules for this award are below (copied and pasted from the nominator’s site):
Thank the person who nominated you.
Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.
Nominate some other bloggers for this award.
Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
Notify the bloggers you have nominated
My questions to the nominees are as follows:
What is the most interesting blogging experience you have had? Hmm – really haven’t had any interesting experiences blogging, but when my son posted a dual credit course paper about his great aunt and uncle’s Charolais business, it busted way off the charts! that was exciting. Lonely Statues
If you were to be given an extraordinary amount of cash, what would be the first thing that appear in your mind? How much income tax am i going to have to pay!!!???
What do you think about frugality and what are your best advice to achieve it? I‘m all for frugality! It goes along with thankfulness in my mind. But unless you are driven to live frugally or must because of finances, go ahead and live it up! Somebody’s gotta buy a $1000 pair of shoes, don’t they? How to achieve it?
For us, it is buying second hand clothing for the most part, buying organic food in bulk (not prepared foods – but flour, sugar, cases of frozen veggies, etc and hold out for when it’s on sale). If we want to read a new book, we get it through inter-library loan rather than purchasing. And, in general, just really consider whether or not we need to make a purchase.
Have you ever had a pet? What is your most cherished memory about it? Yes, many since i was very young. They are treasured memories. My most memorable that is gone now is my Quarter horse, See Sum Hum.
My grandparents bought him for me (when i was 16) at auction as a burnt out barrel racing horse – i loved him to pieces. We raced barrels, pole bending, flag racing and whatever else i put in front of him -he was game. Didn’t have a lick of cow sense, but he would always do what i asked, so we were a great team. He was four when he came home with me, but died a few years back at the ripe old age of 29 – we were mates. (i’m gonna cry now.)
Currently, we have an old farm cat we call Thunder. He is 15 years old and still going strong. Still quite the hunter and frequently brings his prey to the door for our approval. Pretty much an outdoor cat, except he likes to come in when it’s cold now.A beautiful stray kitten showed up at the seed plant last fall and we were able to save him. My son named him ‘Ashes.’
What else do you think can be done to reduce the burden of cancer in our communities/countries/world? By and large, many cancers can be avoided with proper diet and environment. Not all, but a good many. So if that is the case, individuals have to be accountable – i can’t change anyone or anything.
Which is more annoying? rain or snow? a bone chilling rain is worse than a dry snow, but a gentle warm spring rain is better than any snow.
Now, for the questions I pass on to bloggers I nominate.
What country or city do you want to visit the most? What makes it so appealing?
Your favourite vacation would be adventure? history? relaxation? other? or all of these?
Do you buy organic or locally grown food when you can? or do you grow your own?
What magazine or newspaper do you read the most?
Do you drive a car, pickup, motorcycle, or something else as your regular vehicle?
Cold, blowing, gusting northerly wind making it feel like 12F (-11C) at best- deep snow bottomed out by 2 inches of mud – i trudged/hiked nearly 3 1/2 miles (round trip) to shift my cows to a paddock with fresh stockpile which they would need to fill their bellies in advance of the bitterly cold temps to come this week. Glancing up occasionally to verify my position resulted in shards of blowing snow to my eyeballs. Goggles would have been a good choice today! Too muddy and snowy to drive in any closer. Glad i had a trusty hickory shepherd’s crook to steady my steps whilst slipping around in rutted, muddy Cotton road. Took me 1 hr 20 minutes to make that hike back to the pickup. My hips were burning so badly, i could barely lift my feet above the snow for the next step – but step i must – there was no other option. Total time from leaving the pickup to arriving back – 2 1/2 hours. I certainly had my alone time for the day.