I'd like to thank everyone for all the cool (no pun intended) insulation ideas you guys shared. It's much warmer in the RV now. I'm thankful that Mars put up skirting around the RV last year. It's helped a ton. I've pulled out blankets and throws to cover the windows with. It's amazing the difference it's made in retaining the heat. It does sometimes feel like a dark cave in here though So I take them down on sunny days and use the sun's heat to help too. I am one of those "sun" people. I just function better when the sun is shining. Dark and cloudy days are sometimes things that have to be endured until the sun comes out again.
We've been having temps in the teens at night and so Mars has been shutting off the water and draining the lines overnight to avoid pipes bursting. He also filled a big cooler with water and put it in the greenhouse to keep it from freezing up. That's the water I've been using to water the critters with. I've been rotating out the water we've got stored and refilling when the water's on. For a few days last week everything froze up and I was really glad that we've got several gallon jugs of water and a 5 gallon cooler for water in the house. They take up a lot of room in this little trailer but it's the only place we can keep it without having the freeze. It beats going without though.
Our local grocery store has begun a new "service". They have decided that they will honor other grocery stores sales ads. I've been taking advantage it and last week I picked up celery at 2/$1.00. So I picked up six. I still need to chop it all up and dry it but I was really happy to find such a great deal. There is an Aldi's in T Town but it's almost a 90 mile trip round trip. They have some killer specials on produce most every week and now I can still stay local and take advantage of the deals from Aldi's. For instance, the week before Thanksgiving they had cranberries for $1 a bag. I realize now I should have picked up more than 2 bags. Especially when I found out just how easy (and yummy) homemade cranberry sauce is to make.
It's hard to believe that just a month ago I was still enjoying
the down time. Now I'm starting to think about spring. Especially
since I got my first 2014 Seed Catalog! Baker's Creek even!! I love reading seed catalog's and Baker Creek is one of my favorites. Just
think, here in a few weeks I'll be starting tomatoes in the greenhouse.
Winter is a great time to go through my seeds and see what I have and
also start planning what we'll actually plant in the spring.
I think I'm going to bake a batch of cookies this afternoon. Snickerdoodles anyone ?