More Winter Bite

IMG_7111Another storm is blowing up the East Coast, and the prediction for central Maine is sleet and freezing rain for the next two days. Oh, joy!

It wouldn’t surprise me if we lost our power again, and I am prepared. I’ve stocked up on canned soup, canned beans, bread, and, most important, cookies—Pepperidge Farm shortbread. We have lamp oil, propane tanks for our camp stove, and water in buckets in the basement.

But what a winter we’ve had so far, and it’s not even officially winter yet. Lord! When I was growing up in central Maine, I don’t remember the power going out at the farmhouse in North Vassalboro. I suppose we must have lost power from time to time, but it was not a regular occurrence the way it is now each winter. I think it’s because the nature of winter storms has changed in Maine. When I was young, we got lots of snow, but it was mostly light and fluffy and easy to manage. Now, all too often we get freezing rain or very heavy snow, just perfect for knocking down trees and big branches and power lines.

Onward! And thank goodness for the wood furnace and plenty of wood under cover.

The dog and I went for a walk before the weather got too bad.
The dog and I went for a walk today before the weather got too bad.

4 thoughts on “More Winter Bite”

  1. Yuck yuck! It’s a wet, drizzly mess down here – so wish it was snow instead (light and fluffy not wet and heavy)! Stay warm and hope you get lucky with the power!!

  2. You deserve to make that frying pan cookie with modifications and save it for when/if the power goes out! There were a few kid birthdays where I made a huge chocolate chip cookie in a pizza pan and decorated it. It was popular for a few years, instead of cake. Tons of rain predicted here with flash flooding likely.

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