So we are currently experiencing a blizzard. It has snowed about 4 inches since 10am, just 5 hours ago. I've already shoveled the driveway and walks once as the snow here is like cement and sets up if left, not like the fluffy dry snow of the prairies. They had called for rain with possibility of some flakes then back to rain. Just a little bit wrong. We are prepared for winter, yesterday we had our cedars trimmed so they withstand the snow a little better. I had left my pots out but the snow won't hurt them. I took out the tomato plants midweek as we had our first frost on Oct 30th. I still have tomatoes ripening on the windowsill. We put winter tires on our vehicles the beginning of October, early but we got a great deal on an almost new set of winter tires for the truck and already had a set for the car. We rarely get snow here but the higher elevations on the island do and we sometimes have to travel over them and snow tires are required. In the five years we have lived here I have only seen one or two snowflakes in the month of November. If and when we get snow it is usually limited to December and early January.
Up until now the week was quite beautiful with falling leaves and sunshine. We got 30 trick or treaters for Halloween which was low I thought for how nice it was. Buddy was much relieved when we finally shut the lights off at 815pm - he was beside himself every time the doorbell rang. He fell alseep completely exhausted that night. We have too much extra candy to deal with but for now I have hidden it to keep it from our sight and tummies.
|Buddy on Halloween patrol|
The picture below is my delicious thin crust homemade pizza this past Saturday night, not pretty but very tasty. I don't use a rolling pin for the dough, just my hands and a glass so they come out misshapen. We had ordered pizza from a national chain the weekend prior and it was expensive and barely edible - not making that mistake again. Much easier to either make it myself or when low on energy add ingredients to a prepared store bought one for less than $5. Cardboard would have tasted better #don'torderdominoes.
I usually love November, as it is the month of which I hunt vintage Christmas crap at the local thrift stores but I sure hope today's snowstorm is not an indication of what our winter will be like. I will take rain over this anyday.