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We are having a bit of a blizzard today. It started snowing and blowing yesterday. Now the wind is very hard and it’s snowing continuosly whipping up huge drifts. I’ve only been out briefly to get the newspaper, give the birds food and take a couple of pictures.

I’m a bit worried that this ‘busstop’, which I built this spring, could get blown over. It is anchored securely, but is exposed to the worst winds. I’ll keep an eye on it this first storm season and may have to add to the anchorage or steamline it better with tarps.

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Not really a storm, more like a hard breeze, but it sure is howling. It started blowing and raining yesterday, it continued all night, and now it’s getting colder and snowing. I have a bit of a cold, so I’ve hardly been outside at all these last two days.

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A few days ago I got the tarps up enclosing the back porch workshop.

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And the shed.

I did have to go out this morning and check everything that could get blown around, and everything was OK. And to replenish the bird food.

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Gypsy wagon lying down.

Early this morning I was awakened by the wind and a crash. I had to get up and have a look. My premonitions were true – my son’s gypsy wagon project had blown over. Now he has to take much of it apart and repair what he can. He also has to reconsider some of the details such as height.

I was also worried about a very tall pole set up this summer for hops to grow on, but it held. I put on some extra ropes now to anchor it better. It too needs reconsideration and may get moved to a better place.

We get a lot of wind here. There seems to be a canyon-like flow through here to the valley below. I have been putting in a lot of trees and a hedge to diminish this effect, but it will take 20 years at least before we see much effect.