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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow Squalls

We just love snow. Even shoveling is fun. We have endured several days and nights of that wind just whistling through the house, banging the shutters and rattling the windows. Hours and hours and days and days of it. I can empathize with the character Lillian Gish plays in The Wind.

Okay - so Troll wins. When we buy, we will be surrounded by woods - - atleast on the North and West sides of the property!

Typical Lancaster County landscape:


Blogger Abouna said...

Those pictures look like just what I am seeing every time I look out my windows. Lately it has been in the low teens here with wind chills below 10 degrees below zero. Even poor Munchkin is trying to hold her poops for as long as she can because she don't want to be out in the cold.

And don't get me started on the wind. The day before yesterday, it was so windy. How windy was it, you ask? Well there was a chicken out in my parking lot that laid the SAME egg six times.

12 February, 2008 23:21  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

That's a good one, Abouna. lol.

It's pouring rain now, absolutely teeming. Everything is puddled on top of the snow, the winds are to return (oh joy!) and down into the 20's we will plunge. We've had a really yucky winter this year - hardly any snow at all. :-(

13 February, 2008 10:15  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

I am more than ready for some sunshine and warmer weather. Its suppose to snow another 4-7 inches tonight into tomorrow.

13 February, 2008 11:26  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I didn't realize it was so flat there! That looks like the Dakotas, or Iowa.

Renting was the right move for you guys. You learned a lot about what you DON'T want.

13 February, 2008 15:38  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Tweetey - I would so prefer that snow rather than the ice and freezing wind.

Tshsmom - it really isn't terribly flat here. I think that the snow has obscured the hills in the distance. Out beyond the barn a couple miles away is a nice hill, that they might call a 'mountain' here, but I would never consider it a mountain. Off in the distance outside the back yard is also more hills. We are on a flat piece of land. 80 acres of cornfield. I am updating with a pic of Lancaster County. It is nothing BUT rolling hills and the pic shows a very typical landscape of this county.

You are right in that we are learning - and one reason that I didn't want to rush into buying a house.

13 February, 2008 17:59  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Uh...I can't describe the weather here, but it's awful, really-really terrible, horrid - yes that's it.

13 February, 2008 18:33  
Blogger tshsmom said...

That bottom picture is exactly how I pictured your area!

13 February, 2008 18:52  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Dirtcrashr - lol! Sure, sure, I know. Really awful weather. ;-)

Tshsmom - it really is that way around here. This old house just sits on the edge of that dang cornfield. The wind has started up again. Not as bad, but I heard the shutters banging a couple of times. A whistle here and there, too. Freaky. lol. I am interested to see if spring and summer will change how I feel about the place...

14 February, 2008 00:29  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

We had an ice storm yesterday. All the trees and bushes looked like crystal. Best of all, I got the day off.

14 February, 2008 10:01  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Beautiful country side. That is where Jeff and I pictured our selves some day. Kind of out in the country and away from all these people.

14 February, 2008 11:54  
Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

Great pictures! Its hardly snowed this winter which is too bad for a snow like myself.

14 February, 2008 14:43  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

AOW - the ice storms are beautiful as long as you don't have to get out and drive in it!

Tweetey - it's nice here. Not totally isolated, a nice size town with everything you could ever need, but lots of beautiful countryside around.

Mr. GG - I know. We love snow and the last couple of winters have been like crap in that department.

15 February, 2008 23:59  
Blogger Gayle said...

Thanks for sharing. Looking at pictures or videos of snow or seeing it in a movie seems to be the only way I'll ever see snow again. It hasn't snowed here in Central Texas in 12 years! :(

16 February, 2008 10:48  
Blogger Dee said...

This winter has brought an abundance of snow to most of us. But we better do something about this dangerous global warming.

17 February, 2008 20:36  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Gayle, you'll have to plan a ski trip to the Rocky Mtns - that way you can enjoy the snow but not have to worry about the clean up!

Dee - the AGW whacks see the snow as further evidence of global warning. Ooops - they're callin it 'climate change' now.

18 February, 2008 10:42  
Blogger Mike's America said...

I haven't seen a real snow in many years. I miss it!

We had another cold snap down here yesterday (50 degrees is cold for us). It made me wish we had a real winter.

30 March, 2008 22:13  

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