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In this life we can not always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.." :) Mother Teresa

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“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis

Faith

I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Baby It's Cold Outside!

And inside! "The weather outside is freezing, and the fire is so relieving! Since we've no place to go, let it snow let it snow let it snow!" :) Not to make light of the situation here in Texas, we are record cold temperatures. I remember 30 years ago when it got down to 6º. Today it got down to 1º. ONE! DEGREE!
Our chickens are inside the coop with extra hay and a heat lamp, as long as the electricity stays on. But unfortunately, many we know are without power! Apparently Texas was not prepared for such a time as this and many homes are electric only. So there are rolling power outages. The problem is, they haven't been so rolling and seem more permanent! One friend has had power out 23 out of 24 hours, on for 1 hour and now back out! It is in the 40's inside their house. We know others without power. Some may be headed our way to get warm, which is great with us! When I go out to feed the chickens and give them unfrozen water, it is amazing how many animal tracks I see! I never knew there were so many animals roaming at night through our property! One for sure was a rabbit! The others my guess would be possum and raccoon. Our little wood stove is keeping us warm, but if this weather doesn't let up soon we will be like Little House on the Prairie's "Long Winter" where Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pa twisted hay to put in the fire all night long. There is a special beauty to snow. Mike and I, being new empty nesters have been all alone in this, and it is so quiet! We have had time to sit and talk and have coffee longer than usual. He IS however working as he can inside the shoppe while trying to keep things warm in here and make sure pipes don't freeze! Here are some photos of our adventures!
Me! Headed out to give the chickens water! Below, our wonderful wood stove busy keeping us warm!
We put plastic sheeting on the windows to keep drafts out. It has REALLY helped! Below are photos of snow from yesterday. We are expecting more tonight and tomorrow!

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