Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Thunderstorms and...Snow?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

This is the view from my windshield on the way home tonight.

The one thing you won't see is any trace of the 10 inches of snow we got last week.  Yesterday actually hit a balmy 65 degrees.  That may have caused me to say some naughty words, but I can neither confirm nor deny that.  Why can't we get 65 degree sunny days on the weekends in February??!!
Crack of thunder as I type this and I think I hear the telltale ping PING! of hail on the roof.  I bet the chickens are less than amused about this late winter storm ushering in colder weather.  They have been happy to get out of the coop and stretch their legs in the sun.  I bet they're really going to be ticked if we get that snow they're talking about tomorrow.  Come to think of it, I'll be ticked also.  Damn that Punxatawney Phil!
I'm still gathering data with the new Efergy electricity  monitor and hope to have some concrete information to share with you soon.  The biggest milestone was writing the check for the solar panels today.  The amount gave me heart palpitations.  I have much to share with you in the next couple of days, including what our plans are and where we're going to put the panels!
But for now, it's late and I'm going to enjoy this thunderstorm by laying in bed and listening to the thunder.  Am I the only one that finds it relaxing?

1 comment:

  1. Where did you order your panels from? We live near Lawrence and have been looking at different companies. Thought you could help.


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