“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!