The thermometer says -7c (19,4F) but it doesn’t feel that cold. I’ve heard that the wind blows hard south from here but can’t say it’s especially strong here. I must admit that despite the cold air and all the snow that has been falling since yesterday it feels rather nice outdoors. The snowflakes are mostly tiny so even if it soon has been snowing for 24 hours it still isn’t more than five cm (two inches) on the ground. The plow guy hasn’t even bothered to plow the roads and I understand him. I’m just glad that I don’t have to shovel away those piles I always get when he’s been here 🙂
The snowfall was so intense this morning that I never thought the hunters would go out but surprisingly they did as soon as it slowed down some. We were already on our way home so there was never any danger that we would get caught in the hunt. I met my neighbor and an old man who barely could walk in the snow and told them about the meeting with the wild hogs last week and that I thought they might be around since I had smelled the nasty smell of the hog urine. It does smell nasty 🙂 It was so fun to see how different the two reacted. The old man seemed to be interested to walk to the place where I had met them and I have to say I hoped he wouldn’t because if he actually managed to reach that place he most certainly wouldn’t be able to go back again 🙂 My neighbor however only worried that the hunting dog might get injured by the bore.If I understood things right one hunting dog already had been hurt by that bore.
I’ve been looking at the long-term weather prognosis and it looks like this cold weather won’t stay that long, they change it every now and again but they show mild weather more often than cold now and the milder period might start already as early as Friday morning. But I think it’s too much to hope for warm weather for the rest of the winter, after all February is our coldest month and we are still only almost half way through January.
I’ve made some rice porridge ´just now and I’ll have some right now and the rest tomorrow morning. I think I’ll be needing that energy when I’ll dig out my car from all the snow that covers it 🙂 I’ve also poured out the deer food and I’ll fill the bird feeders as soon as it gets dark otherwise they’ll eat it all before tomorrow and then they’ll have to wait until I come home again long after the sun has sunken. I have also ordered two horror books and they will arrive here sometime late next week.
Have a great day!