…About having an inside thermometer for the outside is that you notice how hot it is outside. I guess in the Winter you notice how cold it is; but to some “Cold” sounds pretty good right now. I looked a moment ago, and the temp here at our house on Flat Creek, South of Jenkins, MO is 108 degrees.
I told Madge [my wife] just a while ago that I think this has got to be the hottest spot in the State of Missouri. I do not know of anyone around who is ever as hot as we get. Hey though. I really do not mind the heat, as long as I can get cool.
I water the trees and flowers early of the morning just before, or as the sun is rising over the hill in the East. It is warm at that time, and I usually come in the house rolling with sweat. It tickles me blue to be able to do those things. For a few mornings I have taken my new truck, gone to the gravel, shoveled what I would approximate to be about 1000 pounds of gravel into my truck and hauled it to the house; or as I did yesterday; up the road and filled some holes in the road; hopefully for a better ride down the road. I did that before the heat got too much for me to bear.
It is great to be able to go outdoors, enjoy the weather. One bad thing about this time of year is for those fellows and gals who must work out in it. My heart and prayers go out to you. I say to you drink plenty of water and juices; without alcohol or caffeine; or it could dehydrate you.
One bad thing is that Winter is on the way. On second thought; would that be so bad; at least right now?
Living in Southwest Missouri is a mystery when it comes to the weather. In nearby Cassville the temp is showing at 19 degrees; hear at my house at 4 a.m. my thermometer showed 8 degrees…and it is still at 8 degrees.
Winter began officially on December 22, and we have had really nice temps for Christmas, and it began to change a bit on New Years day, getting cooler with wind. The wind sure does not help any. We had much colder days before the official start of Winter.
However, this morning is the coldest since the cool weather of Autumn and Winter began. Our coldest; up until this morning was 12 degrees; but I do not remember what day. I just remember it being that cold as I stepped out the door to go to work.
We live in a low spot next to the creek, and that probably has something to do with our temps being cooler than other places. I still like living where I do very much.
I am thankful for my home and the land on which we live and are God’s stewards of. He has blessed us immensely.
Come heat or cold I will praise the LORD.
It must be that we live in a low valley, and next to the Creek. It must be what makes the temp here cooler than say, like in Cassville. According to AccuWeather the temp in Cassville was 51 when I got online this morning; our thermometer right now at 4:47 a.m. reads 38 degrees. BRRRRRRRR.
My that is going to feel brisk and cool this morning after just a few days go temps at 100 and above. It will be nice for a change. We do, however, still need some rain. Especially since we moved our dirt mound yesterday. As the wind was blowing we could see little dirt devils taking the dirt away.
We filled holes and low spots in the yard; what used to be a pasture, now our yard is beginning to look like a yard, but now has dirt spots which need some seed and grass growing. It will not grow, though without water.
I thank my friend Dennis for bringing his skid steer and taking all his Labor Day to labor in moving all that dirt.
I thank GOD my Lord and Master for every good and righteous and perfect gift.
Cool on the banks of Flat Creek.