::UPDATE:: We are having high winds and staying insdide for the day if at all possible...it's really not safe to be driving today at all. (no post office runs from this house either...)
Caroline thanks for the birdie food suggestion. I did a Gooogle search and found out all kinds of foods they like. Our daughter bought a bag of raw sunflower seeds. I've got a big huge peanut can (cleaned out) with an apple covered in peanut butter and filled with sunflower seeds. The winds are so strong I doubt (as you said) the birdies want to flit about? I didn't realize they were waiting, nor did I understand that they have no access to insects, etc and are relying on bird feeders. Doh makes sense now.
Here's some new pics from around 9 this morning
Back Deck, yeah that's high
Our front, no shoveling unitl tomorrow probably...
Guys coming down from roof across the way, they removed all the snow in high winds...
Quick question for you birdie feeders- how do I make a sheltered bird feeder fast? Nothing fancy or artsy...and I have little salt-free sunflower seeds...what else do they like? (thanks)
It's starting to feel like the movie Groundhog Day around here.
But we are so lucky...we have heat, and food and water. Lots of folks have been without power for days...and it is cold...
Yesterday morning I heard hubby speaking to a neighbor via phone, I was still half in my sweet slumber but quickly jarred into the day with these words---
"Okay, I'm going to run up and get an hour in while I can."
Oh man he made me furious and I never got dressed so fast for a ladder climb in my life!
-----------------------February 9th, 2010----------------------
Daughter, Angelica, out front, she and I threw about 4 water bottles up to Dad, only to have them oddly return and land in the several feet of snow, we'll find them come Spring! He did get a fresh bottle, a 15 year old neighbor got one up with one fast chuck, phhhhssst...it hurt a little...only a little...
Needless to say the snow was so heavy and thick up there he could only get about a tenth of the roof done in an hour.
Neighbors removing ladder for their roof after hubby made it safely up...
We got the call that one of the roofing co's were willing to come out and clear us out for @@\!!!! amount of money. With hubby on our roof and a neighbors teen kids up on another roof, we gladly decided to cave in and pay the high cost for a worry-free flat snow-free roof. Another neighbor joined in on the cost which helped. It was comforting knowing that we did everything humanly possible to avoid at best- leaks- at worst- a cave in.
Angelica making room on back deck for roofers to drop roof snow...
Left front of house, after roofers left...about 5-6 feet
Last night, Feb 9th, 2010 after snow roof removal - out front
As of this morning I'm not sure how many more inches we have on the roof, though nothing as compared to before. It's been snowing, our paved walkways are covered in white, I'm not sure how many inches so far, we're due for more today, along with very heavy winds.
the winds are strong out the back window as I write this...I'm not sure if the snow is super heavy or its a mixture of both wind blown snow and new snow?
This is all new to me...
I plan to work on finishing a custom spinner ring, and another sweet order for a Petite Spinner came thru...which will keep me in my studio later, when the neighbors start moving about.