March 06, 2006

Let there be snow.

It has been snowing off and on yesterday and today. I believe this is only the third time we’ve had snow with ANY accumulation. It looks like we are up to a whopping 2 inches at this time. Yet all I heard today was people complaining that it is snowing. As I listen to these people complain, I just want to scream at them. My screams would remind them that we’ve in a drought for the last year and a half. We have hardly had any snow this winter, and that is vital to preparing the soil for planting. The much needed moisture the snow provides will be necessary for crops.

Yet these people don’t understand that. All they see is that they are minorly inconvenienced by having to drive on slick roads. Since they aren’t farmers and their jobs aren’t dependant directly upon a crop, they just don’t care. Many of them complained last year when it did rain. All they think about is how it affects their little world. Heaven forbid the farmers need the rain; it’s interfering with Dick and Jane’s weekend on the lake! I’ll admit I get irritated when it rains on one of my re-enactments. Yet I always seem to make the statement, If we didn’t need the rain, I’d be pissed. I admit we need the rain and accept it. Not these people, nope. They just complain that it’s interfering with their lives.

Personally, I would like to see a good 2 feet of snow fall on us. We haven’t had much in the line of snow fall all year. I miss the old winters when I could get lost in the snow banks digging forts.

Posted by Contagion in Rants and Raves at March 6, 2006 04:09 PM | TrackBack

Are your co-workers from NC? It snows about once a year, but from the general hoo-ha you'd think it was a once in a millenium occurance.


Posted by: caltechgirl at March 6, 2006 04:09 PM

Exactly half of our shoots have been rained out since I got back from Arizona in January, the drouth down here is profound enough that I just roll over and go back to sleep.
I'm writing on the laptop, from a Motel 6 that is 61.77 miles, according to Mapsco's directions, from Powder Inc.In the morning I'm dropping in to buy 35 pounds of Goex ffg, ten pounds for me, the rest for my club, we usually pay $18.00 plus tax locally. Just over ten bucks per pound here.

Posted by: Peter at March 7, 2006 08:35 PM