Saturday, February 18, 2006


This morning we had -25 on the thermometer. This photo is at -20. Winter has finally arrived in northern Wisconsin. Heard from Mountain Fire Keeper and he had -30, Thursday night. Seems their weather and Minnesota 's eventually drifts over to us here in the great Northwood's. When I want to know what our weather is going to be I just check out Mountain Fire Keeper and Northern Farmers blogs to see what we are in for. That is if they happen to mention it. So far this winter it has been pretty much right on. It will be interesting to see if the same trend continues into the spring and summer months.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Russ!

Your weather forecast is for much nicer!!! Actually, +10F. feels much nicer after -20 to -30 F. Today was cloudy and snowy mixed with occasional sunshine. The temp. was a balmy +20F. Supposed to be in the +20s all week!

Our salad garden has started to germinate. We planted 2 trays of salad greens that we will start grazing on in about a month. Last year we found that 2 trays of greens will provide a small, fresh salad for 2 people about every other day till the outside garden starts producing.

We planted leaf lettuce, spinach, beets and swiss chard in our salad garden. They get long and 'leggy' with these short day lengths but are actually more tender and tasty that way.

Great 'Country Living Skills' workshop yesterday. Today I video taped Paulette making herbal salve which I'll add to the video. I'll send you a tape as soon as I edit and copy my over 4 1/2 hr. of raw tape.

Best wishes! Stay warm! Keep the fire burning!

10:44 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Howdy Steven,

When your indoor salad greens get long and leggy do they fall over easily? Our friend Diane does a lot of indoor gardening and she keeps a fan blowing on her plants which toughens them up and I think she said it helps to keep them from getting so long and leggy.

I'd love to get another video. Sounds like you are going to need to find some electronic reproduction equipment before long.

It's not near as cold here as it was but, we're still "keeping the fire burning". :)


9:19 PM  
Blogger berriehead said...

Brrr is right! I too am in the northwoods and loving it! Found your blog while cruising around* Take Care!

9:23 AM  
Blogger RL said...

Hello berriehead,

Welcome! Nice to meet you and especially being another northwoods neighbor.


4:36 PM  

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