Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ok, It is Cold!

Ladies, it is cold outside!!! I mean really cold for us poor southern folk. We haven't had winter temps like this in years and I have gotten.....wimpy! I know you folks up north have been dealing with bitter bitter cold temps this winter and I feel for you...I really do. I also appreciate the gesture when you choose to share, but this is one thing I don't mind sharing. I know this cold will be helpful in killing some of those awful bugs that seem to have thrived through the winters of the last several years. That will be a good thing. Right now however, I don't know who shivers more in the morning at milking time...the goat or me. This cold has made me thankful that God has seen fit to give us the desire to be prepared for anything. We have heat and we have backup heat. We have plenty of food and hay in the barns for the critters and they have shelter from the wind. We have plenty to eat here and don't have to get out on the icy bridges and after tonight snowy roads to get something to eat. We can simply all hunker down and stay warm. There are many many here in the south that simply cannot do that. Many that have propane to heat with that couldn't afford it this year and no fireplace for backup. The shelters are filling up with folks that simply can't stay warm at home. My biggest concern during all of this is hauling warm water to the critters and breaking ice in water buckets. Others are simply trying to survive and having a hard time of it. So my prayers go out for them. I pray that they also use this as a wake up call to be more prepared for future events no matter what they might be. I pray that God keeps them safe during this terrible, bitter cold and whatever else the weather might bring. I thank the good Lord that my children and I can hunker down here at Whisperwind and wait out the cold in comfort. God bless and everybody stay warm!


The Girl in the Pink Dress said...

Oh dear, I'm feeling for you. Up here in Canada we are quite used to the cold, but it's been pretty mild this year but for the continual dumping of snow! It's really piling up. At least those horrid bugs will be taken care of!
I've really been enjoying your posts lately. I agree with you that we don't live a life of poverty- but too many are accustomed to a life of luxery! People don't realize what TRUE poverty is anymore, so when they see your family giving up extra comforts that are physical riches but are now taken for granted in society, they consider your poor! Unbelievable. Thank you for your encouragement here. My comment got a little off topic, sorry about that! Have a lovely day
The Girl in the Pink Dress

Kat said...

No problem, I am prone to getting on a tangent myself. They say that is the sign of a really brilliant thinker! LOL! Thanks for the comment and stay warm! God bless, Kat