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San Francisco Bridge

More Snow, Rain and Flooding Headed to California

Another powerful atmospheric river is heading Towards California, this time heading for the central and northern part of the state.
Heavy snow on mountains

The Unprepared Often Fall Victim to Normalcy Bias

Some Californians thought, “We’ve had snow storms before and it’s always been fine. Therefore, it will be fine this time.” But it wasn't.
A hive full of bees in mid-February

My Bees Make an Early Winter Comeback

Our bees are off to a strong start thanks to warm weather. That could be good or it could be bad, but it definitely requires management.
A can of Keystone canned beef.

Things are Running Hot and Cold

Not only is the weather heating up, so is my life as everything gets busy at once. Still, I found a little time to prep.
Storm-driven waves hit a dock.

“Relentless Parade of Cyclones” Strikes California

A wave of bomb cyclones is combining with an atmospheric river to send torrential rains and winds off the Pacific and into California.
Frames pulled from beehives this summer but never harvested are use to feed the bees in the winter.

After the Blizzard, a Comparative Heatwave

The blizzard behind us, the warm temperatures provide relief for people and livestock and a chance to do homestead chores.
Snow covered cars

The United States of the Unprepared

The vast majority of Americans are unprepared, making them easy victims for natural or man-made disasters. Will they learn from this recent blizzard?
Niagara falls in the winter.

Blizzard Kills Dozens, Causes Looting in Buffalo

Buffalo got hit harder by the blizzard than any other American city, but people also caused problems.
Snowy road image by Ioannis Ioannidis from Pixabay.

How we Survived the Christmas Weekend Blizzard

Temperatures here hit -4 with a windchill of -30. Then the power went out for 14 hours. Thankfully, we were prepared.
The trackhoe that buried our water pipe.

How to Keep your Water Pipes from Freezing

A once-in-a-generation storm is bring bitterly cold temperatures to 37 states over the next few days. Do you know how to keep your pipes from freezing?