Sunday, December 6, 2015
Getting ready for snow
There is still no snow in the forecast for the coming week, but I am slowly getting ready for the inevitable.
The Adirondack chair I had put together and finally painted yellow is put away in the garden shed. I noticed the paint is blistering a bit in a few places, so a sanding and touch up job is already waiting for me next spring. I brought in the box containing the other one that was bought at the same time but never put together: that should keep me busy for a part of the winter in the basement extension built back in 2013. There is a door to that room, so I can keep the cats away while the paint is drying. That one will be painted white, I think.
I hung the pine cone wreath on the door of the garden shed just to give me something nice to look at until the snow flies and it already pretties up the whole place.
The outside watering faucets are all shut off so they will not freeze. The rubber pads to protect the wooden back porch from the enameled steel roof ice jams are by the garden shed door, ready to be laid out on the floor under the roof line.
The snow shovels are hanging from the spruce in the back, ready for any surprise snow fall that could spring up on me anytime now.
The electric extension cords are all lined up in the basement on a rack, ready to put up some Christmas lights in my baby conifers: a small cedar next to the garage will help keep that corner of the property gay during the darkest season of the year, and a small Colorado Blue Spruce on the other side of the house will also bear lights helping to show the way down the driveway towards the front door. But I am not in a hurry to hang the lights yet: I like to turn them on only when there is snow on the ground. Otherwise, the whole thing looks much too commercial to my taste.
And so fall lingers on. They say we will have a mild winter. We shall know soon enough.
Posted by Amie du Richelieu at 2:00 PM