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Wow, we were outside this evening and the moon is beautiful. I wish that it was something that we could have captured on film, but I tried that once before and the camera just doesn’t do it justice. Tonight is the perigee, when the moon is at the perigee or closest point to the earth. This happens once every 15 years and the next time it will happen if you missed it this year is November 14, 2016. Mark the date on your calendar!
The moon tonight is reported to be 18,400 miles closer to the earth than it normally is. Consequently it appears larger and brighter than any other time in the last 15 years. With the ice on the trees it was truly a sparkling spectacular sight.
Last weekend, after we got back from Burlington, we went with our friends, the Zummos, to get Christmas trees. Last year we went to Paxton Greens in Cuttingsville and we went back there this year as well. It was a beautiful day for Christmas tree picking, big fluffy snowflakes were falling. After some hunting around, we’re glad to say that everyone found a tree to their liking. Now….. it just has to be decorated.
The entire east coast got beaten by the Nor’Easter. Some faired better than others. Evidently Albany took a beating with the ice it got and I can only say that I am glad that we didn’t attempt to make the trip down to Jersey yesterday or we would have been in the middle of that.
As for us here on the hill, we got snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain – I think we received every form of wet precipitation in the last 24 hours that Mother Nature had to offer. What we wound up with was ice covering the trees, bushes, cars. Slush on the driveways and roadways and snow everywhere else. Not much snow, about 4-5 inches, a lot less than they predicted but with temperatures expected to drop to 5/-5 tonight, I am sure that Saturday morning will greet us with everything frozen solid.
Needless to say, the goats weren’t too happy to see the patches of grass that were out there yesterday covered again and the chickens, well the chickens, just refuse to leave the coop. I really can’t blame them, surrounding their coop is a slushy mess that I wouldn’t walk in.