Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snow Day

It's snowing on the prairie today
A good day to be inside
From almost whiteout conditions
to a more gentle big flake snow
It is coming fast and furious
And we're predicted to have between 8 to 10 inches
by the time the storm moves on.

Some of the family understands snow days

On the sofa and snuggled under an afghan
Only going outside when the postman came
Or when nature calls!
Sometimes he is "all under" and it looks like a lump of afghans on the sofa!

While others do not

Who loves the outside
Whether it's warm,
or snowy!

She has to keep watch over house and garden!

Me, I'm staying in
Planning on tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch
And a comforting dinner of beef tips and a HUGE baked potato

And at teatime

You'll once again find me by the fire
On this snowy day!

The dogs, however, will be at my feet.
For dogs deserve a tea treat as much as I!

It's Wednesday at I'm sharing our snowy winter day with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


Pat said...

I am L O V I N' the SNOW here on our side of the Prairie this morning, too, dear friend!!!
Unfortunately, I've had some "extra" laundry as we found where a mouse had been in the lower level storage cabinet...what a mess...not to mention the "health hazard"!!!
A Pork Loin is cooking away in the Crock Pot and "Mr. Ed" completing another "project" in Studio One!!! Perhaps I can join him a bit this afternoon, unless like Doggie, I decide a nap is in order!!!

From the Kitchen said...

Our Oliver is an "under cover" dog. Sometimes I don't know how he breaths!! Your snow might be the snow we're waiting on. Already flights are being cancelled at Midway and O'Hare and the first flake hasn't fallen.
I like your plan for a snow day.


Anonymous said...

You have a lovely blog. Your dog is so cute inside the afghan. I have to be super careful about sitting down due to cats being under blankets etc.!
Tea time looks wonderful by the fire.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Funny the contrast on what the two dogs do on a snow day. People are the same. Tuck in or go out and frolic in the snow! Looks much the same here. Stay warm!!!

Pondside said...

Stay warm and cosy, Martha! I hope you have a fire going!

Suz said...

oh my I am so glad you posted on my garden blog...I deleted you by accident and I couldn't remember your blog name....back again
Yes winter this year has been trying, and I have cooked more than I have in recent years...but it seemed that is the only thing that gets me through some of these dreary snowed in frigid days
Love your cozy photos...Have you been reading any good books?
I love to read about your teas and homecaring!

Light and Voices said...

Today is definately the day to stay home curl up with a good book, bake or roast something and enjoy just being home.
JM Illinois

Lona said...

Girl I am so with you, I am not going out of the house today. I am so over the pretty snow thing by now. LOL! Stay warm and safe.

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Outdoor Wednesday as another participant, I think snow days are better than rain days which we are getting constantly battered by here in the UK this year!