Monday, February 8, 2010

Storms A-Comin'

We have no reason to take aim at our Michigan Groundhog - he was not lying! Recent weather reports a snowstorm headed our way, and in the vicinity where I live we can expect up to 10 inches of the white stuff! Daily highs of 25 degrees, and lows about 20. I predict MUCH colder!!!

The critters are fed, Suzy's blanket is snug and secure, and I'll soon be off to pick up more bags of corn to fuel the corn burner! The only fun thing will hopefully be new photo opportunities in the freshly fallen snow - I always look forward to that!

This past weekend Mr. Wonderful and I went sleuthing through a few stores to see what we could find in the way of cooking utensils made in the USA. We found NOTHING! All brands, major and minor, were made in other countries. On the internet I did find several hand crafted wooden tools, beautifully made, but if you want nylon/plastic tools, it is difficult to find a manufacturer in our country. Finally I found one. Epicurean. They have many different styles to suit most everyone's needs, and they even produce cutting boards. When reviewing their website, I liked what I read about them and their products. I just might be placing an order soon! Check them out!

And, a reminder - today is the last day to enter my giveaway - for information and to sign up, please click HERE! Tomorrow I'll be drawing the winner!


Angela said...

Hey Monica!

I'm with you on buying things made in the USA! I think I'm going to be placing an order sometime soon too! First, I'll try to see if I can find them in the store in Huntington. If not then I will make an order. This really is crazy that we can't find much of anything in our stores that is made in the USA!

Don't forget to go to the store and get some milk, bread and well you don't need the eggs! lol The girls take care of that for you!

Stay warm!

April said...

I can't begin to imagine getting that much snow! WOW! Here in Georgia,things completely shut down if there's even a dusting. Stay safe and warm!

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say I'm getting a little tired of winter - you must be too! 10 inches.

And isn't it a shame you had to seach for utensils made in our own country! What does that say to you?

People let's do something about it. Buy American made!


Stella said...

Looks like we are due for another 3 or 4" today along with what we already have on the ground. We are suppose to go down to 0 tonight so I am not looking forward to that. Going to start the fireplace and make a hot cup of tea and watch my birds at the feeder. Stay warm.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

It's rather unnerving, wondering just how bad it will be. All we can be sure of, I guess, is that it is indeed, coming!
The library was swamped today! Lordy! People hit the grocery store and then the library whenever a storm is predicted like this. Heaven forbid, someone be snowbound without a good book!

farmlady said...

Don't let the media scare you. Just be prepared. It sounds like you are. Sometimes I think the news people get carried away with their reporting. But, you have much worse Winters than we do so I guess it's warrented.
As far as buying utensils made in America. I buy old ones at thrift shops and most are made here in the USA. That way I buy American and recycle too.
Stay inside and cuddle with a Corgi.