Snow and coffee…

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Boza and I walked in the white and drifting snow. The wind is blowing about 20 kph and snow is dancing all around. To say the least it is cold out there right now. -15 °C (4 °F) windchill. Of course Boza has his fur coat on and I told Boza, ¨Time to get the winter coat out!¨ Other words, I have to start wearing the parka to walk him with…. Time to get acclimated to cold weather…

I wish I had a fur coat! Svetochka has a good old fur coat that she wears as she walks and she says it is perfectly warm as can be. Boza has his fur coat and he says it is warmer than he needs and I need one also. But alas, in my size a real fur coat is costing the same as if I am buying a car and that will just not do. So I use a winter parka from China and actually it does the job. It is good to about -35 and last year it kept me warm. It is big enough to allow me to have extra clothes on underneath and I have snow pants to cover my legs if need be. Soon I will have to get the snowshoes out and Boza and I will trip the lights fantastic… 🙂

Therefore, I sip my hot cup of coffee, took my pills, Svetochka & Boza are sleeping cuddled together, I am writing this post and The Tiny Russian Village is peaceful…

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Split some wood yesterday, Svetochka helped me stack it and we stacked wood inside the home for the serious winter days coming. Last night when I started the fire, I used old small sticks and once a hot coal bed was made, I put a huge log of oak on the fire and hours later the fire was still burning. The oak is wonderful and perfectly seasoned this year…

Next week will be basically sunny and only -4 to -5 all week. I will finish splitting twelve logs left from summer and stack it near the house. There is three big stacks of wood and I am ready for the big snow in. I also have a ton of old rotten wood out back that I will start breaking up to start fires with. I am stacking it next to the outhouse, that will help insulate the outhouse and make doing that business a better experience…

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Next week I will install a new thermostat in our Volga. We bought a winter thermostat and will switch between the summer thermostat and winter thermostat as needed. I use to do that when I was young in America. These are the little things that remind me of the old days in America. These are the things that make me happy. Switching a thermostat is akin to control of your life and knowing how to do such things is very important. Sometimes it seems that the more advanced we become, the more out of touch with reality we become…

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Did not make it to the Big Village yesterday and we will go today. Too much to do yesterday and therefore, today, we have to go…

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IMG – From the top of Bald Mountain near our Holy Water spring area. This is heaven itself…

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