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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

First Dusting!!!

I was surprised, but not unpleasantly so, to find the first dusting of snow this morning!  I'll try to post pictures tonight, but no promises:  I've got a pretty full day in front of me.

Happy October 21st!

Photo Follow-Up

 Snow on the deck while the rising sun wakens the valley.

Snow on the lilac bush.

 And, assuming I didn't lie, proof of the date of the first dusting of snow for Winter 2010!


  1. Are you kidding?!!! Yay! Here I was worried with the weird summer everyone was having that there would be no snow when we come! :)

  2. And here I thought you were talking about housework...;o) Hope your day goes fast and well.

  3. Susan, hahahahahahaha! I didn't even think of *THAT* interpretation!

    I'm home now - was in the Twin Cities the last two days - and am excited to post soon!

    Oh, and Erin? Sadly, we HAVE had some brown Christmases these last couple of years, but I've ordered up a Currier & Ives one for this year!

  4. Haha! I was wondering what you'd decided to dust! :) Did you have fun with our girl in the big city?

  5. Patty, I *DID* have fun . . . but I'm exhausted! Remind me to never go shopping with an 18-year old again. Even a super mature one!

  6. I know I have mentioned this before, but the view off your deck is to die for! Enjoy the fall weather up there while it lasts:)

  7. Hi Chicken Mama,

    I've just finished reading ALL your archives from the beginning. I admire your lifestyle and your get 'er done attitude.

    I'm in Oregon, outside Klamath Falls, and I woke up to our first (1") snow this morning. I sure hope everyone gets a normal winter this year.


  8. Yvette / MtnChild, WELCOME!! You'll fit right in to our group 'cause . . . YOU'RE NUTS to have read this blog from the beginning! ;) Seriously, how long did it take you? I'd love to do the same one of these days / years.

    You had a solid inch for your first snow? What a great way to usher in the first hints of winter!

    When I was little, I remember looking out the big south window of the livingroom, trying to convince my mom (Mama Pea) that the precipitation coming down WAS, REALLY the first flurries of the year. I used to get *S0* excited, I remember! And, it's still one of the "firsts" each year that I look forward to with anticipation!

  9. Well I'm nuts just like mtnchild! I read it too LOL

  10. Erin, welllll, we already knew YOU were nuts! ;) How long did it take? I'm tempted to go back and post (re-post) my very first entry.

  11. It took me awhile, because when I would get to the techie-solar, etc stuff and pics of the house, Charlie would say "oh wait, I wanna see"! Probably took a couple of evenings :)


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