They Said There Would Be Snow

Sunday, 9 January 2011, 18:02 | Category : Gardening, Weather
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OK, they (the weather people) said there might be snow, and sleet, and freezing rain. They said there would definitely be a mix of some of that, and it would be nasty. If snow, maybe 4″ (don’t laugh, that qualifies as a blizzard in Mississippi); if ice, possibly up to an inch accumulation. That would be nasty. Normally, I would think snow would be nice. We rarely get snow (although we did last February). Ice, not so much – I remember several ice storms in the 80s that left us without power for days. But I would prefer none of it right now. Our yard is a mess already from the foundation work, and there’s a huge pile of dirt plus a bobcat tractor in the front yard. By Wednesday, it (the foundation work) should all be over, if snow/ice/sleet/freezing rain doesn’t mess up the schedule. Then we’ll start on the kitchen remodel, which will last probably 5-6 weeks. I’ll be starting the garden remodel while the contractor is working on the kitchen. Many ideas, many thoughts, probably more than I have energy for, but there are several parts of my yard and garden that have been neglected for the past couple of years, and since I won’t be able to use the kitchen, I might as well be outside. Meanwhile, today, the big winter storm has so far been mostly a no-show. Some sleet, but nothing too bad (yet).