Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Well, what can I say. There is so much snow down and still falling and more to come. Once daylight came and still in pyjamas, I threw on my winter jacket, winter boots, hat and heavy gloves and made my way to the flatform feeder. The birds were trying to get through the heavy load of snow to get at seeds that were left there overnight. Grabbed the broom and managed to get through the snow to that feeder. Managed that, then brushed all the snow off the feeder while some of the birds were fluttering around my head anxious for breakfast. Put food out and tons of birds were coming down from the trees like leaves falling in Autumn. Started making my way back to get feed for the chickens when my pyjama bottoms fell down to my knees. I don't know what the problem is with me and my drawers falling down as some readers will remember that this has happened to me before. Well, what could I do but stand there stuck in the snow and laugh. Problem was that I couldn't get them back up as I had heavy ski doo mitts on and containers in my hands. Anyway, slowly I managed to make my way back and into the house. Luckily, this time there weren't cars going back and forth the road. And NO, no picture of me naked to the world.

Then after getting dressed we decided to start on the driveway. What a task! I finally gave up, came back in the house and made a Lemon Meringue Pie. I do things like that when I'm frustrated. Then my daughter phoned. She said she opened her back door and there was a solid wall of snow up to within about a foot from the top of the doorway. No way for her to get food out to the birds she feeds and there were loads of them out there waiting. So, she finally figured that if she went up on the third floor, opened a window and put food out on a lower roof the birds may come there. She did manage to get food out to them. She suggested I take a video of the birds at my feeders. Says I, "I don't know how." Anyway, after hanging up I got out the wonderful manual that came with the camera, the one that I can't understand a word in it about all the terrific things I'm suppose to be able to do with the camera. It seemed I was just suppose to push a button. Well, I said to myself, I'll try it. It worked, lol. Took it off the camera, now have to figure out what to do with it next.

So, we've given up doing anything about the snow this day and will probable hire the plow tomorrow to get us plowed out. It's just back and forth to the feeders now.

The car!

11 comments:

Jan said...

Oh hell, what a nightmare. I really couldn't live there for a million pounds. You are a star OC thinking of those birds.

Hilary Leehane said...

oh my god nana, that is soooo funny :D
Im reading it at the cafe, so here i am laughing so hard and everyone is looking over haha! I just showed a few friends haha ;)
Love you!
Hils

Pete said...

you are a national treasure OC

if the vid is on your pc you can upload direct to blogger. when you add a new post there is an icon next to the add picture one to add vids

oldcrow61 said...

Hey, thanks Pete, will try that when I get a good video taken. The one I took is not that interesting. Not a lot of birds on it.

Toffeeapple said...

Almost fell off my chair laughing at the image you presented! Poor you, I hope your BTM didn't freeze?

oldcrow61 said...

lol, no, I managed to do the small step shuffle back before I froze my ass.

Mo said...

LOL - thanks for the laugh. That's some amount of snow! It's forecast for Scotland too this weekend. Think I'll stay indoors and cosy.

Toffeeapple said...

Oh dear, my other half is in Scotland this weekend, officiating at a cycle race. Cyclists are decidedly odd, don'tcha know??

Island Rambles Blog said...

OC you live such an exciting life there in the snow...I would like to live next door to you...what fun you have...I always get a kick out of your posts...and I love the pictures...cheers again.

me and my camera said...

What an entertaining read! So glad I found your blog. I have been to my feeders in my pj's before too but have never had the same experience as you.... chilly I bet.

oldcrow61 said...

Hi me and my camera. lol, the funniest things seem to happen when you least expect it.