Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Beating the Brrrrrr

We've had a mild winter up til now. There's snow on the ground but not deep and the temps haven't spent much time in the single digits. That changed this week as a cold system moved in and settled to stay. Actual temps have been well below zero and wind chills much worse. 

Normally, I'd wear these to do chores. Insulated and comfortable, I could do whatever was needed.

Then came this week and my fingers started hurting before I had even finished feeding the chickens. Time to pull out the big guns. A bit awkward to work in, I have to take them off to pick up an egg, but I don't feel the cold at all! I ordered them years ago from a Minnesota company which I just googled to see if they are still in business. So, here's a shout-out to Century Leather Products for a great mitten.

Saturday, February 6, 2021


Warning: I have a sinus headache so this post may be a bit grumpy.

Today I find it annoying to read comments with excessive exclamation points. As in:

"blah! blah blah!! blah blah blah blah! blah!!! blah blah!!"

It's like a toddler jumping and demanding 'look at me!' I may look, but I'm not impressed. In fact, I lose a little respect for the writer with each point.

On a more positive side note, I found a tip for keeping effect/affect straight in my head. Remember that 'a'ffect equals 'a'ction. This should save me a lot of stopping in the middle of a sentence and looking it up. :)