Friday, January 16, 2009

Freezing our butts off in eastern Canada


The weatherman says we broke a record set in 1884 for bitter cold, it was minus 34C here last night, around 25 below zero F, that was without the wind chill factor added on. The only comfortable place in this old house is 2 feet from the wood stove. And then you have to keep turning in a circle to rotisserie yourself. I reached in under the china cabinet to plug in the iron and good grief!, the entire corner and baseboard is covered with frost. That corner is about 10 feet from the stove...enough already! Time to count ones blessings, the homeless have it an awful lot worse, and it should warm up by monday...

My survival strategy is to think summery thoughts and do summery projects. I am making garden aprons to put in our shop next season. I found some fun prints in tomatoes, carrots, and zuchinnis and made the aprons with a green or black lining The bottom is turned up and sewn into 3 pockets for seed packages, gloves, change, etc. Great for market gardeners, vendors, or pottering about in the garden or greenhouse. If anyone wants one they are $25. Canadian or 2 for $45. plus actual shipping cost.



6 comments:

flydragon said...

Frost outside is one thing, frost inside is another. BRRRRRRRR

Undaunted said...

Oh my! Frost inside the house! That's cold! It reminds me of winter at my Nan's house - us three girls huddled together in one bed under a huge pile of blankets with hot water bottles, trying to keep warm. One of our hamsters froze to death that year in that back bedroom!

JulenaJo said...

We're having cold, too. Ours "peaked" at -19 degrees F. Our old house was like yours. There isn't a day go by that I am not thankful for our new one. No snow on the kitchen floor anymore!
Thanks for the photos of the garden aprons. I wondered what they looked like. Very nice!

Rose said...

That is COLD! We used to live in an old farmhouse without much insulation--I really hated winter then! I really like your aprons; those pockets would come in handy for all kinds of chores.

Sue Steiner said...

what a great idea your garden theme aprons are! Love them!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Kathi, These should be a great addition to your shop!! Hope you do well with them.. they are so practical and bright and cheery!!!