Wednesday, April 18,2018 Post #1

This is the scene out my front door this morning.

It began thundering about 4 am and the snow started about 8 am. 6-8″ is predicted by tonight but I think we already have 6″! I have shoveled the front walk 3 times and fed the birds at least 4 times. There are so many birds in the yard – I even saw a cardinal which I NEVER see. There are a gazillion juncos as well as blackbirds and even some yellow winged blackbirds and everybody is hungry!

There is a group of 5 or 6 downy woodpeckers and a pair of red bellied woodpeckers. I am feeding them on my sidewalk because the snow is so deep out to the feeders which I’ve filled once already. The poor birds!

Here is another incident from this morning – tipped off the windowsill by Millie, I think. Millie is one of my very favorite cats but this is nearly unforgivable.

This was my most very very favorite vanilla pot because it had the scallops around the rim.

On the other hand, I’ve always said I was going to use my antiques every day so I could enjoy them instead of putting them away where they were “safe” and out of view probably. So I’ll save these pieces of the rim and put them in the rock garden – if it ever gets to be spring and summer.

Oh my goodness but there’s a lot of snow to move!

24 thoughts on “Wednesday, April 18,2018 Post #1

  1. Evie H

    So sorry about one of your favorite pots. I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I am downsizing and getting rid of stuff. And I no longer fret about the “demise” of things. They are just things. Your pot shards will be happy in your garden. =)

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  2. Kathy

    You are enduring quite a bit of snow! I can’t complain ever about our climate now as it’s in the 60’s and overcast. Not anywhere near what you’re experiencing. Your efforts to feed the birds and keep them alive is an act of love that I know will be rewarded when you hear their songs and see their flights across the skies. Your quilts will be a great way to keep warm. Pile them on, drink a hot cup of tea and read more good books! You are in my prayers that you’d keep healthy and strong throughout the ongoing winter weather.

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  3. Jo

    Lordy, Lordy…good thing you are a quilter! Not much cabin fever when you have good quilting weather. But, enough is enough. Hang there Mary, spring is coming
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  4. Kris Gavin

    On WGN TV (Chicago TV Station) stated it was the “105th day of January”….
    You all have really had a spring to remember….

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  5. Kay C

    Oh Mary, you must be thinking that spring is NEVER going to come! You have to work especially hard on the farm when you have all that snow! Are the Iowa farmers starting to worry about planting?

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  6. Chris

    Unbelievable! We had 16 inches over the weekend but we live in northern Wisconsin and expect it, I wouldn’t think this is normal for you. Our birding rehab center said the birds are having trouble because of too much cold and snow and are telling how we should be feeding and helping distressed birds. Next week should be better I hope.

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  7. Betty Klosterman

    I didn’t have the heart to tell you last week that another storm was forming and headed for you…………….. We didn’t get it yet, but I think it will be mixed rain/snow. That’s just the way it goes. Oh, if you wonder about the snow we got last Friday, it had all melted by Monday except where it had been piled from shoveling.

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      1. Betty Klosterman

        We kind of missed it. In the night we got some rain and snow, but it was melted by morning. It looked like the jet stream went south of us. The ground is warm. It is cool today and the wind is blowing hard, but it could be worse. Remember, this spring! And there will probably be more before summer. In 1969 we had a snow storm on Fathers Day and the campers woke up to 6″ of snow. I don’t remember how much we had in town. This, too, will pass?

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  8. Laura DeMarco Van Slyke

    Mary,
    That looks like the pot we got at the antique shop in Lilburn, GA.
    We stopped on the way to the airport.
    You have had a long winter. Miss seeing you and Connie.

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    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Laura – I bought the cast iron dog. Who bought the pot? Wish we didn’t live so far away!

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      1. Laura DVS

        I bought a pot, just like the one your cat broke, at that shop. Thought you got yours there, too. Maybe, one day, we could meet in the middle!

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        1. CountryThreads Post author

          Laura – gosh, maybe I did – I don’t remember! I only remember holding that heavy cast iron dog all the way home to Iowa – haha!

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  9. Paula

    The broken pot pieces will b beautiful in the garden. I also put broken clay pots in mine. The really pretty ones are the old ones like yours! Paula in KY

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  10. Diane

    Here’s a thought. I just found out that Gorilla makes a Super Glue. It’s probably been around for years and I just missed it. Not sure if it would work on your pot, but it might. Of course, you don’t have enough to do so gluing a pot will fill your time–Ha. You could put some of those balls of fabric in it. Thanks for feeding the birds. We do here in Central Ohio, too. It’s 51 now so we’re improving, but my husband still says it’s the fourth month of January:( Rotten winter. Here’s an Aunty Acid laugh for the day. ” I don’t mean to brag, but I finished my 14 day diet in 3 hours and 12 minutes.” Hang in there, Mary.

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  11. Sharon Geiger

    I’m so sorry for your crummy weather. It seems like we don’t get spring any more. It goes from winter right into summer. I think your pot pieces will look great in your rock garden, too! Hang in there!

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  12. Nancy Pleimann

    I feel for you. I worry about you falling on the snow or ice. We have had very little snow this winter. Today was in the 70″s. But who knows what tomorrow will be like. I live in South Missouri, around Cape Girardeau. Take care. Nancy P.

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  13. Cynthia Sabinske

    Please put your pot back together the very best you can! We had big snow last weekend and our yard was full of birdies too! I was so happy the electricity stayed on the whole time! Bakrped and sewed!

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  14. Sandy Kolarik

    Please be careful outside I hope u carry tour cell phone in case u fall. Is Rick feeling better? He probably feels bad he can’t help you. Take care. Love all your stories.

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  15. Kathy Hanson

    That snow was beautiful but the birds really were having a rough time. So glad you continued to be feeding them so often. Today, Monday 4/23, it is beautiful, warm and sunny! Hopefully this will continue. My llamas are happy – even going out to the pasture although there isn’t much there to eat but it looks so nice having them out there again!

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    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy – everybody here was outside today, too – I worked for hours and wished I could keep on but I am exhausted

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  16. Margaret Jessen

    Hi, Sorry about your antique pot. You can use a product called krazy glue–works well to put things back together. At least you could look at it in one piece! MJ

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