Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ice Driveway or Hockey Rink

When I went out to feed the chickens, the sun was shining and it was beautiful outside. I decided to walk to the mailbox, which is about a quarter of a mile down our gravel driveway. I had to walk on the edge of the road, because the snow and ice was on the road was slick – the grass had snow, but it has more give. Although Toby and Jesse had driven on the driveway and a friend had come by in her big, Dodge truck, there were no tracks on the driveway at all – it was that frozen. The walk to the mailbox was wonderful. It was good to be out in the sunshine and the snow was lovely. Jes and Toby got home before sunset. Jesse grabbed her camera and headed out the door to get some shots of the snow while the sun was going down. About 30 minutes later when the sun was down, she came in from the cold. I mentioned that I had gotten some great shots of the snow and ice earlier in the day when the sun was rising, but could not post them. Jesse said, "You are going to have to give me your password so I can post your pictures. And I will do some editing while I’m at it." Then she gave me that smart aleck grin. She posted her photos on her blog.

I talked to my DIL on the phone, and told her how snow and ice covered our driveway was. Then I invited her over for a game of hockey – bring your own broom since we don’t have any hockey sticks. While on the phone, I promised GBN1 that we would get her a new cat when the weather is warmer – maybe this spring. She then said she wanted 100 cats and maybe some black geese!? Here is a blog and photo of the last goose at our house. I feel like I am feeding the coyotes.

10 comments:

Dawn said...

The comment box of my brain has been empty for some time but I faithfully stay caught up on your news girl.
Thought I'd pop in a comment today to let you know I do so enjoy reading you and I miss art. ;(

Dale said...

Driveway Ice Hockey, hmmm, sounds like it could hurt!

I think you need to start now looking for those 100 cats if you're going to have them all by spring. As for the goose, well, you know what's going to happen there.

Buck said...

It's been pretty danged cold here of late... but NO snow, ice, or freezing rain. Thank God. OTOH, we haven't had any precip at all this month, and that's not a good thing.

And you only feel like you're feeding the coyotes? Sounds to me like you ARE feeding them! ;-)

Becky said...

I can't wait to see how Jesse edits your blog!

Bag Blog said...

Dawn, It is always good to hear from you, and we may start art again soon.

Dale, 100 cats is not so much - you just need to buy a male and a female. Before you know it, you will have 100 cats.

Buck, we have seen some fat coyotes. We don't see the bobcats, but I know they are out there.

Becky, her editing could be very interesting, but I'm afraid all of the "Jesse stories" would disappear

joyce said...

beautiful pictures. Thanks for the link.

Fire Fox said...

I think geese are fascinating, but I wouldn't want to get too close to one. Mean buggers. Closest I ever came to owning 100 cats was 5 at one time. That was 4 too many but I used to have a hard time saying no to strays! (I have since learned not to put food outside!) Of course back then, I had a lot more energy and time, to take care of many pets!

Bag Blog said...

hey

Jo Castillo said...

Being a non cat person, I cannot imagine one much less 100. :)

mbrameld said...

Lou, I like the snow pics, I don't think we're going to get much of it here. Id be happy with ice, too, something cold anyway.

I'd be happy to help you build your house but I'll still be here this spring...

Put in a good word with Jesse for me :)