Friday, January 29, 2010

~ ~ The Calm Before the Storm ~ ~

We're suppose to have a major snow storm heading this way tonight , but the sunrise was beautiful this morning. The weatherman is predicting freezing rain , sleet and snow for the weekend. So I've been busy getting prepared , we don't see much snow in our area , but we do get a major storm every few years. We're in a rural area , lots of trees , which means we're likely to have power outages. We have been without power for up to two weeks , due to a hurricane and up to a week from a icy snow storm. I made my trip to the grocery store yesterday , so we're stocked with plenty of food. I pulled some of the turnips yesterday , I love eating them raw like an apple , they're great to have around for snacking. We've had a couple of weeks of warm weather and the kale was sprouting out , so I harvested some kale also , plan to make some potato soup with our homegrown potatoes and kale today. I'm also going to put on a large pot of vegetable beef soup , we'll be eating soup and sandwiches this weekend.

Today I'll be getting the kerosene lamps and the kerosene heater out of storage , cleaning and making sure they work properly. Storing more water , although I always have some stocked. We have a charcoal grill and a small propane stove for cooking outside if needed. It's times like these I wish we had an indoor wood heater , the wood furnace isn't so great if the power goes out , but hubby does have a generator we can hook up to it. I have cooked and perked coffee on top of the kerosene heater during power outages , it works in a pinch.
Hope you have a great weekend and are prepared for whatever comes your way. Stay warm and safe my Friends.
~ Winter Blessings ~


Leasmom said...

WOW, those turnips look amazing!!! We are preparing for a storm too tonight. Gotta get things together, fortunately we got an emergency kit together now so we won't be roasting any hotdogs on candles this time.

Jeanne said...

I hope the storm isn't as bad as predicted. Stay warm! And Stay Safe!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

we received our weather gift yesterday and a abit still today... about 3/4 inch of ice... we managed somehow to keep power however everything is coated in ice so that could still go as we are not suppose to thaw out until Sunday..... hope all goes well for you and yours...stay warm

Char said...

So far it doesn't look like we are going to have much in the way of snow this year. Good luck on your weekend. The soups sound so yummy!

Lib said...

We are getting snow now!
We're stockpiled for winter too. Blizzard of '93 we were without power 2 wks. If we lose power we lose phones, cable,internet "EVERYTHING"
I Love turnips raw or cooked& mashed with a bit of bacon grease. Not healthy but oh so
Stay warm and cozy!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Lovely photos and the turnips look yummy. I picked some up at the store when I seen you mentioned about eating them raw. I like them raw too.

I haven't listened to the tele since Sunday. I watch the sky and if I see a red one at night I know it will be nice. If it is in the morning, I know it will not be so nice.

Stay warm and cozy!!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Tammie Lee said...

I have to wonder if the storm came and if you are ok. It sounds as though you are wonderfully prepared for an adventure like a serious storm. Lovely to hear this. Be well.