Oh mercy! It’s been so cold here in Florida! We are having an unusually long stretch of cold days and even colder nights. Record breaking lows. There have been several days this past week where our highest temps haven’t even reached 50 degrees Fahrenheit and they are predicting 45 will be the high again for Saturday and Sunday!
I know to some of you, 45 would be considered a heat wave but for this Florida girl who primarily lives in shorts, tee shirts and bare feet around the house probably 10 1/2 months of the year, 45 degrees is mighty nippy.
And more Brrrrrrrr!
I just want to stay inside and hibernate as much as possible but even with the heater set between 72 and 74 degrees, I still can’t get warm.
Check out these photos my hubby took yesterday morning of the ice he saw in the orange groves and strawberry fields close to the house in Hooterville. We are not accustomed to seeing this too often.
Growers use rotating sprinklers in freezing weather to place a thin coating of ice on the strawberry plants and orange trees to insulate them and limit damage to the fruit and new blossoms.
Just three words from this self-admitted cold weather wimp…
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.