Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011

Sunday, before the skies unleashed their snowy insanity upon the southeast US, The Architect and I went to the grocery store.

Now, we really didn't NEED anything, but I thought it'd be romantic to sip hot chocolate and watch all this pass by. 

I had never been witness to the chaos of a grocery store before one of our threats of snow or ice here in Georgia.  I've heard of it, I've seen it on the news, I've not seen it in person.  It's certainly a sight to behold.  I'm glad we didn't need milk, eggs, or bread.  There was really none to be had.  Aside from the final half dozen or so boxes of expensive eggs.

Later on Monday, The Architect was perusing FaceBook.  An ex-coworker was lamenting that he hadn't gone to the store since he "didn't think it'd be that bad."  Said ex-coworker has a small car, a Civic, I think, and was stuck at home.  He had the brilliant idea of ordering a pizza or Chinese delivered to his house.  Problem was, everything has been closed since Sunday night.

This man is literally trapped in his house with no food.  None.  He's single and works for a large company in downtown Atlanta, so all of his meals he gets at restaurants.


...and this is how the majority of the populace reacts.  That everything is going to be just fine with no preparation of their own.  Ugh.

Monday, January 10, 2011

In case you hadn't heard...

...it snowed here in Georgia.

the cute mill 3 minutes from my house

Friday, January 7, 2011


I have not-so-nice things to say about anyone who suggests that the economy is "recovering."

I made half this Christmas that I did last Christmas, and I've not worked this week due to lack of work to do.  Thankfully, we have a budding home business, so it's not a crisis.

On a lighter note, I've been talking to a breeder of silver fox rabbits in South Carolina.  The Architect and I will be taking a trip out to see her at the end of March to get a pair.  I'm so excited!

Half of my seed order has arrived.  I can't wait to get them started!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome to 2011!

Hope everyone had a great, safe night last night.

I look forward to 2011.  I've got so much planned.

I think I've secured a Silver Fox rabbit breeder or two that aren't too much of a drive (although it WILL be a day trip), so I will have a pair of rabbits here in the next two or three months.

I just ordered my seeds for the spring garden.  I'm so excited about this year's garden.  The Architect is actually getting excited about it, too, and since he's agreed to help me with the garden this year, we're at least tripling the size of what I had last year.

...I might snag a bunch of compost from Bubba and Crash since I don't have a compost heap of my own yet.  That's another item on the 2011 list, especially since rabbit manure is supposed to be so amazing for gardens.

The 2011 garden list has three varieties of tomato, two types of bell pepper, melon, zucchini, squash, green beans, corn, strawberries, cucumbers, and a few flower breeds to attract bees.

I'm saving up for a pressure canner so I can learn to can all the food we're going to grow.

I hope everyone is doing well.  Let's make this year a great one!