THEN...along comes winter. Ripping around the corner of the house like a locomotive, howling like a pack of wolves in heat and snow so thick you can’t see in front of your face. You are constantly bundled up with enough clothing you could roll down a hill and never get hurt. (If we had a hill.) The cold is so bitter that you can’t breathe and vehicles burn up more gas just warming up than it takes to get to work. We are not wasteful we just like to be able to breathe when we drive. I tried holding my breath once but it was so cold I stayed blue for a week. We are not Smurfs. Yep, it pretty much blows the heck out of the relaxing summer we just had. Kind of makes you want to go out and rip that sign down that says…Welcome to North Dakota…and put one up that says, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! They say it keeps out the riff raff. Oh, no, they are here because you have to be a little crazy to live here year ‘round.
So it goes…come on…share a day with me…the sun did shine for these photos.
|Of course our dog drinks Aquafina and he never goes on a road trip without it! Doesn't yours?|
|He knows he buried a bone right there just last summer.|
Yes, winter is tough on the Willy dog.
He seems to love the cold except when he has to poop. He will get halfway done, it freezes and it just snaps off. He never knows if he's done or not.
|Here is my road going east.|
|Here is my road going west.|
Do you ever wonder why our unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation? It's because you will want a job, any job just to keep moving so you don't freeze to death. And also, don't you think maybe, just maybe, you might get a bit tired of staying home and looking at this? Yes, work is nice.....
|Here is our farm from a distance.|
|Here is our house from the end of our driveway.|
This is where hubby would like a gate...with a huge lock!
I let him think he really is tough...
Well, yall come back sometime! Ya hear! Maybe spring?