Monday, January 21, 2019

Is it spring yet?

Friday we received 12+ inches of snow; dry, light snow at least so easy to move around. Which is exactly what the wind proceeded to do. It's also been bitterly cold and the chickens are tired of being shut up in the coops. It's supposed to reach 15 F today so I opened the pop hatches, they can at least look outside even if none of them want to venture into the snow.

Odd thing at work yesterday. Customer was upset that $60 of k-cups weren't coming off her ebt card (food stamps). She ended up not buying them, instead only getting the $40 of 'food' items: chips, pop and two boxes of cold cereal. During the conversation she showed me her $350 ebt balance. Normally, I don't pay any attention to what people buy with ebt, but this struck me as odd.

I remember getting WIC when my son was little. Cheese, milk, and a few varieties of cereal; nutritious and very welcome. Something about the current ebt program seems a bit off track.

Brrr, I need to put more wood on the fire. :)


Mama Pea said...

Educating people about proper nutrition is not happening and what can and cannot be purchased with food stamps sure doesn't help the situation. It's the kids who don't have a choice as to what is in the house to eat that suffer the most. Those little bodies can't grow properly into strong, healthy adults witouth the proper nutrition. (Okay, end of rant.)

You got a lot of snow! Light and easy to move is the best. :o]

Susan said...

Yes, yes, yes, to what Mama Pea said! I'm not in favor of forcing people to buy certain 'good' foods on their ebt cards, but we definitely need more education as to what is healthy and what is not. $60 of K-cups? Heaven help us. Our snow was supposed to be light and fluffy. It wasn't. Nothing they predicted, other than the frigid temps, came to pass. I'm with you - when's spring?

Rain said...

I don't know much about that EBT program, we don't have that here in Canada. But chips and pop...that sounds like a bum deal. Oh the frigid cold is here too...I don't even want to go out. We got lucky though, the crazy wind blew most of the snow off the driveway and into the road so the village street cleaners cleared most of what we would have had to shovel! Little blessings!!! :)