We had cold weather again, with it at freezing, 3 nights in a row. I broke out a stack of blankets, and stayed under them until it warmed a little, a couple of mornings.
They say that we have 2 serious conditions. One is a freeze warning for tonight - below freezing. The other is a red flag warning for the whole weekend. Here's how the newspaper explains it:
A volatile convergence of weather conditions is predicted this weekend in parts of Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, and Lake Counties creating what the National Weather Service deems as “critical fire weather.”
Information from the NWS Eureka office indicates that between 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning to 5:00 p.m. Sunday night gusty east to northeast winds, low relative humidity, and dry vegetation could lead to rapidly spreading fires.”
The NWS predicts, “An exceptionally dry airmass will spread south across Northern California this weekend” creating a critical fire weather threat.
The following are safety tips to practice during critical fire weather.
⦁ Be prepared for the possibility of a public utility power shut-off. Have food, lighting, water, and charged batteries that will last for several days.
⦁ Prepare for quick evacuation.
⦁ Park your vehicle towards the roadway and load your Go Bag.
⦁ Know how to open your garage if power is unavailable.
⦁ Be sure you have a full tank of gas.
⦁ Keep pets nearby.
⦁ Have a plan to transport large animals and livestock.
⦁ Always check towing equipment and eliminate dragging hazards.
⦁ Do not mow or trim dry grass.
⦁ Do not use equipment outdoors that may create a spark.
⦁ Never park on dry grass.
⦁ Never burn on a Red Flag Warning day.
UPDATE 1:47 p.m.: Pink area shows the most dangerous area.
Does anyone make casseroles, anymore? I made one this week, which was really good. It started as a one-skillet meal. I'm thinking that, when I next get meat, I'd like to make it again, and freeze a couple of them. I would freeze them in my Pyrex pan, then when frozen well, remove the wrapped filling back to the freezer, sans pan. That way, when it's time to reheat them, they will fit in my pan perfectly.
The dog food did come on Friday, as anticipated; whew!
I have a flour that I can't use, but which is perfectly good. I'm thinking of making cupcakes for Halloween to put in Thyri's bag. She likes her 'Mimi Muffins,' lol!
The hens have almost finished their molt, which is good because it's pretty cold! I got a lot of pretty feathers from them, which I always try to get when they lose them. No plucking here; they have to lose them naturally!
I found something that I got years ago...a train car. I got it after my dad passed away, because he was a chocoholic, and we had a train set growing up that we used to add to and build on. That was an HO set, though...which I have!...whereas my dad had his childhood train set, which was larger...which I also have, except for the engine, which he kept on a shelf in his den, and my nephew kept.
The thing about this car, is that it's brown, and says: Hershey's on it!
I always thought that I'd like to set my HO set up on a board, like we used to have it, and put it up around Christmastime. Then, take my dad's childhood set and set it up to go around the bottom of the Christmas tree...but, I can't do that until I find an engine for it...since that's the one piece that I didn't get.
Oh, and I got the train station of his, too. It's metal, like a Marx dollhouse; and it might be made by Marx.
It's late in the year, and I'm doubtful that I can manage all three of those things this year, but thought that maybe, if Ds will go to the shelter where it's stored, that I can still set my dad's train set up around a 2nd Christmas tree - which would be away from the dogs - just for looks. It won't move, but will look nice, and, long way around, I'd add my "new" Hershey's car to it.
Well, the young chickens' eggs are nearly full-sized now, with extra hard shells, which is a good thing.
There were a lot of Jerusalem crickets here this week, many of which were babies. Kind of cute in a face-only-a-mother-could-love way at this tiny size.
Last night we had a large herd of deer that came up our driveway. They were being led by a big buck, which is a little unusual. It was quite a sight.
That's about all from this neck of the woods! How was your week?
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