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Apr 28, 2012

Hail and Rain! BioLite Stove, Chick Update, Thrifting

Hail and Rain- I heard a huge noise with what I thought was wind Thursday about 10:30 p.m. I woke up to this in the morning-




Little piles of hail and junk from the trees all over the yard. We went from the almost 80's to the 50's within 3 days, and had record rain for a 24 hour period, over an inch! There are flood advisories in the surrounding areas. I'm glad I don't live near water ! I went from wearing a lite cardigan outside in the morning at school to a medium winter coat and gloves. This time of year I put most of my really heavy winter clothes away, but leave out some. I was back to a flannel blouse that day, brr. And then threw the heavy comforter back on the bed, got out the winter jammies :)  I'm so glad I hadn't planted my cold frame yet! My babies would have been pulverized! I'll be planting tomorrow and hopefully setting up our new raised bed, weather cooperating. Dave had shoulder surgery, so he has to be careful and I'll pick up the slack. I bought some new shrubs and perennials to fill in the bare area by where the raised bed will be, and will post photos of the "before" and "after"!

Chick Update-  The girls are getting so BIG! And they can fly, oh my! We added a 2nd long box, so now they have a double wide for a home. About 6 feet long. I switched to pine shavings today too. I also moved the outdoor "playpen" to the kitchen for some variety on the weekends. With the highs in the low 60's it's too cold for them to got outside. They had a blast!



Thrifting- I hit another goodwill store today and found a really cute sunflower, made of solid pine, for $1.99!


Also bought some more shorts (which I live in during the summer), and some cute denim overalls (I love those). I haven't had overalls for years, but like them in the cooler weather.


The BioLite Stove- I thought this is such a great idea! Great for emergency use, since it's small and easy to store. It generates electricity too, from the heat, to charge up small devices. No fuel to buy either, just use what you have. A bit spendy, but would pay for themselves with regular use, like camping, etc....

3 comments:

Candy C. said...

That is some serious hail! Yikes!!
Love the chickie pic! :)

nancy said...

Yes, the old "pea sized" stuff :(

Liz_BioLite said...

Hi All, We're thrilled to announce that the BioLite CampStove is now available for sale at the newly redesigned BioLiteStove.com. Pre-orders start shipping June 1 and new orders will be processed on a first-come first-served basis. Thank you for making our first product launch such a success. We can't wait to share a summer of CampStove adventures together. -The BioLite Team

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