As winter peaks it's glorious head around the mountain tops that are in my backyard, I am taken back to where we moved from - a year ago - a farmstead, in North Central Kansas (two photos above.)
Winters are winters in the middle and western U.S. In Kansas, much of the cold and snow
was accompanied by ICE. In Colorado, much of the cold and snow is accompanied
by more snow, and that is what it is doing on the high peaks this morning...which is exactly what
it should have been doing last year, but really didn't. So here's to an El Nino winter here in Colorado!
Bring it on! This valley experienced it's worst ever drought this growing season.
I remember - soon after we moved to Kansas from Colorado, we had an ice storm that left us without power for a week. We used the onboard generator of our RV and hooked it up to the electric for SOME of the house, at least the fridge and furnace were working. Here, where we live near Westcliffe, we will always have power, as long as there is propane in the tank for the generator to run if sun doesn't shine for awhile and/or the sun shines - which is often - gives the solar arrays the power to send power to the battery system. There aren't days and days of no sunshine. Living OFF GRID has it's perks! Oh, and add, 'as long as we have wood pellets' - having 2 pellet stoves is a real plus.