Monday, November 28, 2011

Its Winter Again Already?

     Well this post is a little out-dated, but Winter came early here in MA, with a generous helping of 2 feet of snow right before Halloween! It feels like we just got finished with winter not too long ago, I'm not ready for this yet! The snow came above the bottom of the bus door so I had to really push it out of the way as I opened the doors. Remember all those beautiful brassicas growing in the field? Yep, all crushed in the heavy snow! But we were quite lucky compared to some towns that lost power for a week or more. We only lost power for a few days, and we enjoyed being cozy inside the bus with our wood stove, drinking tea in the candle light.
Louie, as you can see, does not love the snow so much.
Several days later the temperature was in the 70s and all the snow was gone by the end of the week. But the nights have been getting pretty chilly and we have been making fires pretty often. The one night that we got home too late to bother to make a fire, the temperature inside the bus was just about as freezing as it was outside, and in the morning (after sleeping in a wool sweater and hat) I saw that all my jade plants froze to death in the night! We realized that we need to make a fire pretty much every night to be comfortable in here.
So I tek-foiled the bedroom! I could feel the cold draft disappear as I covered each window with the foil. Even though we insulated pretty well in the bus, we were losing a ton of heat through all the windows, and even if it looks like a space ship now, the tek-foil is keeping the heat in.