January 31, 2018

Heidi Checks Out The Howling Winds

Sitting at the computer I felt a gust of wind so strong I thought the roof was coming off the house or we all were going flying. I wish those strong winds from the SW were blowing warmer air but it is freezing cold air. Even Heidi was fooled as she completed her lap around the house after lunch ... yet her nose explored the yard by the inch as she walked.

This is my 2nd post of the day. I am not going to type the number of each post but just to point out that in the past when I post more than once per day, for some strange reason visitors don't look at both posts in the same day but at the latest one. Makes me wonder sometimes why I have the front page set up the way I do.

After 11 months eating Wholesome Sportmix dog food her skin problems have been the best she has had since 2014. That food is made by the same company that makes Earthborn Holistic grain free food. We tried all of their grain free foods before switching to their 'generic' kibble ... it did nothing to improve her skin like this chicken meal kibble has worked.

Plus last summer she had gained her lost weight back. As has Stella. All the hounds eat the same food and all three hounds have to softest coats they have ever had. Bravo to Wholesome Sportmix.

One of our local hawks wanted to let Stella know she had her eye out on the hounds. With it being so cold all Stella wanted was to get back inside for her afternoon siesta.

Many years ago when my 89 year old father was a teenager, there was a path from the top of my driveway that went down between the two large trees, through the water and out to the country road. Every since then, every home owner of this house has watched the south part of the field sink over time with underground water from the field behind us.

It's only January but the 2018 Burn Pile is way behind last year's amount of tree limbs that are burned every spring and fall. That is actually a good thing.

The wind is howling today in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana.

Sadie Only Wanted To Track Scent

Once again the sunshine in the morning forgot to mention just how cold it was outside this morning. That didn't matter to Sadie who was back behind my burn pile checking out recent deer scent and she never stopped tracking the rest of the walk. Stella on the other hand had no interest in taking a walk, nor tracking scent.

I wish the camera could capture Sadie's quick movements in different directions, instead of still shots of her stopped in action. She was darting all over the place with excitement.

The wind was much stronger than normal out of the SW this morning ... and colder. When I checked my 10 day forecast this morning, I saw 4 small icons in the next 10 days ... snow. So just because we are in warmer days, everything is possible in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana when it comes to weather.

Since I feel the blog is boring most of the time, I may change it up a little. I like the template, plus it's kinda the 'brand' of the blog ... recognizable. So I'll not change that but I might do less story telling and just a short intro before listing the same number of photos. Then possibly multiple posts per day where there may not be more than just 1 photo and a paragraph of content that goes with the photo.

So here we go ...

It's going to be another good day here in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana.

Heidi Checks Out January

She is rarely outside long enough for any kind of photos to be taken of her, especially in January. She did a lap around the house today after lunch ... battling winds from the SW at 20mph and gusts up to 35mph. She was more than happy to sprint back to the couch as soon as I opened the door.

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Sadie's Focussed On Tracking

Sadie had only one thing today on her walk ... tracking. Heidi was buried under her sleeping bag waiting for spring.

January 30, 2018

Not Much Going On

After a while it becomes pretty hard to post something new on this blog. I got tired of writing about weather, that's not what the blog is about. The hounds are the same, they follow their own routine as I do. There just isn't a lot going on here in late January. Even as I write this paragraph I have no idea what to write about.

So, there may be just a lot of photos from this morning's walk to let everyone know that the hounds are okay. We are not in hiding, just nothing to write about.

I have decided on a town in my search. It's the same town I have come back to think about over the past 5-8 years. I know that I cannot have the best in both worlds, or the best of all the houses I've looked at.

There are 'good' and 'bad' for each location, each house and really hard to sort out. The temperature averages over 12 months may only be around 10° .. but those are averages.

During this month, daytime temps are almost 30° to 40° difference, with the town under consideration much warmer and sunny over 300 days per year.

Green or brown? Environment that is ...

After 20 years could I handle having neighbors living right next to me instead of a fair distance away like now.

Are large fenced in backyards good enough nose exercise for the hounds?

I'm off for my daily routine .. internet surfing, moving analysis, games of Mahjong, a hound walk or two later today, a ballgame to watch tonight and possibly a movie.

Slow but all is good here in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana.