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Let It Snow!
Wednesday 9th of November 2011 08:59 AM

By Kim L. Fritzemeier

KFRM Central Kansas Reporter

Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line

Sunrise in a winter wheat field, November 9, 2011

"The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful."

Wait a second. Let's review:
So let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

I had a meeting in town last night. Huge, wet snowflakes pelted the windshield and clung to the pickup and road.

And just for the record, if my friends would have needed to drive to
my house in the country for the meeting, they would have turned around and headed back to their "fire." (I love 'em, but it's true!)

But I come from hardy stock. And I'm the secretary. And there was actually moisture falling from the sky. So I persevered. (Besides, I was totally out of eggs after two days of marathon baking for the UMW bazaar, so a provisions run was in order. I have one more day of baking to go today. Recipes to come, but that's another story ...)

We ended up with 1.60 of total moisture. And while that is not a "drought buster," it is a blessing. You see, the "fire" of the summer wasn't so delightful for the fields, either. So, between the clunk of the windshield wipers, you could almost hear the chorus of "Let It Snow!" being sung by a thirsty earth. I'm good at singing harmony.


   Respond to this Entry
Response 1
Wednesday 9th of November 2011 09:56:09 AM
Submitted by: Wanda Macy
Alta Vista Ks Just over 4" rain and snow on top of that. Spring at HQ began to run for first time since early July. BLESSINGS FROM ABOVE
Response 2
Thursday 10th of November 2011 07:16:06 AM
Submitted by: Kim
Wasn't it wonderful to have some moisture? It looks like much of Kansas got a much needed and much prayed for rain/snow. But I know not everyone in the state got moisture. We will continue to pray for additional rain and snow for everyone. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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