Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Just Hangin' Out Today
We're actually have a spring day today! The weather's been so cold and windy for ages, so I'm taking advantage of the warmth and decided to hang out some clothes. And if you're wondering, yes, I hid the undies on the back line. I can't let people see 'em from the street, right?
As you can see tho, the winds are already starting to kick up and we have a high wind warning going into effect in about 2 hours. I'll have to rush back out there as soon as they're dry and get 'em off before they wrap around the lines 20 times!
We're expecting gusts up to 55 mph, so that means off with the wind turbine. I know many of you are wondering why on earth we have to turn off the turbine since it does work on wind. These gadgets have lots of moving parts and the high winds actually damage the internal bearings. A lot of people are now realizing (including us) that it's actually too windy for these machines up here. We would've been better off going with solar, propane and backup generator. Live and learn, huh? Next year, we hope to add some solar.
Years ago a friend of mine shared a Pillsbury recipe with me and said it was in the bakeoff contest and won the creator oodles! Someday, I'd like to enter that contest! Anyway, it's called Italian Zucchini Cresent Pie and my guys absolutely love it. And with all the zucchini that we all will have this summer, it's perfect.
Here's a link to the Pillsbury site if you'd like to try it.