Getting geared up to walk to the market…

Boza straw bossI decided that I will walk to Sysoi and get supplies. Vova is out of cigarettes and such and I need to walk and think and maybe take pictures. The temperature has warmed up to -2 or so and I will leave Boza home. The snow is too deep for Boza and getting deeper as I write this. The road is plowed up to a kilometer away and after that it will be easy to transverse. So until I am back, I will not be doing anything (writing and such) but getting ready for the trip. It is a long ways and I was reminded by Sveta about using a sled to pull the food and supplies behind me with. Sveta is such a smart girl… 😉

My decision has been made because they broke the plow and will not finish plowing our road. I must then get supplies before we become totally snowed in. I see a forecast of most likely six to eight feet of snow within the next month and it will be literally impossible to walk anywhere at that point, for it just does not melt away. I could really use the snowshoes, but they are with Sveta in Moscow… 🙁

I spent today cutting the paths back open around the yard and Boza straw bossed and made sure I got all his paths opened. I was going to not do one and he stood there and stared at me until I gave in and opened his path up. He is a good straw boss…

Therefore, I am going to rig the sled up to be pulled behind me and I am going to see about some bungee straps I have to tie the stuff to the sled. Then I am going to rest and gather my energy for tomorrow, I need to leave around 9 a.m. to make sure I get some bread. The truck delivers around 10 a.m. and by noon the bread will be gone. Big town, lots of people and only so much room for bread. They get a daily bread delivery everyday except Sunday…

I will let everyone know what is going on tomorrow after I get back from the deep snow walk. I am not sure I can even make it, but I will try, for in a week I definitely will not be able to walk out, tons of snow coming according to the weather reports…

WtR

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