A blizzard is coming. Tomorrow into Saturday. The weather people are certain. Though they have been wrong before. A blizzard in New England in February is not really news. It has happened many times before.
But possibly not like this one. Climate Change, which is sometimes vaguely implied, but still something “that cannot be named” like Voldemort in the Harry Potter stories, is creating extreme storms. There is more moisture in the air and the jet stream is changing. So now storms always seem to involve more than one system, all joining together and causing HUGE storms.
So we spent the day getting ready. We are very happy that we have a wood stove now. Having a way to heat your home when the power fails is becoming more and more important.
We filled the wood rack near the stove,
by the fireplace,
and just outside the door.
We didn’t have to worry too much about stocking up on food.
We also filled the birdfeeders. We are not the only inhabitants of Brookwood Shire.
And this storm will affect all.
The girls are in the coop under the stairs.
They will be warmer and it will be much easier for me to feed them and to collect eggs in the middle of a blizzard.
Fergus isn’t worried.
And I think I know where Merlin will be.
Tomorrow will be another reminder that we do not control Nature. The lives we live, so dependent on technology and convenience are not sustainable. We can do better.
Stay safe tomorrow everyone!