January 23rd 2011 6:09 pm
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Howdy There Pupper and Purr pals....One week of January left and this old gal has survived another January.... It's been a stormy,cold,windy,snowy,bitter month! This is the 3rd. harsh winter in a row for here on the south central North Dakota Prairie. So far, we've had only a couple nice days this month.
After All the Bitter Stuff...if, it Hits the Teens, it's a Day of Great Celebration around here.
This last week of January they have forcasted a January thaw....I'd said, "Let me see it, 1st. then I'll believe you weather humans!" Well, they are still saying it.... I'll keep you posted! This is a big state with many,many square miles. The climate from East to West and North to South varies alot in any given day. However, we are suppose to see the 20's this week.
I'm dragging my old hiney out to the Patio and sun bathing
...if, the Sun does Shine! Maybe, I can blacken up some of that hair that is turning awful white???? I look black in my pictures, but any hair that falls out: the last 1" is silver gray to snow white....Ugh!!!! What's a Gal to do? Hey, Clariol lady: do ya have Ebony Black??? I think, I'd need a gallon or so.
FUN INFORMATION ABOUT MY STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
I'm going to leave here some interesting facts about our state. I hope you enjoy reading them....
•North Dakota has recently been ranked the friendliest state in the U.S., according to Cambridge University.
•A vacation here is called the most affordable of any state by AAA.
•North Dakota ranks #1 as the safest state to live in.
•North Dakota ranks #1 for high school completion rates.
These are just a couple of the "firsts" you can find in North Dakota.
•ND produces enough soybeans to make 212 billion crayons each year.
•ND produces enough sugarbeets that produce enough sugar to sweeten 27 billion gallons of Kool-Aid.
•The world's largest french fry feed is held every year in Grand Forks, during Potato Bowl USA. In 2006, a new worlds record was set with 4,620 pounds of french fries that were served at the French Fry Frenzy. Around 10,000 people were served. About 113 gallons of ketchup were used as well.
•The geographical center of North America is marked in Rugby.
•Explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, along with the Corps of Discovery, spent more time in (what is now) North Dakota than any other place on their journey.
•The International Peace Garden is located on the U.S. and Canadian borders of North Dakota and Manitoba, and is a beautiful symbol of peace and friendship.
•North Dakota is home to more wildlife refuges than any other state. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities are abundant.
IF,YOU ENJOY THESE FUN FACTS...I'LL SNIFF SOME MORE OUT FOR MY FURPLAS FAR AND WIDE....
Do stop by this old gals page and please sign my guestbook. I have a couple real Cool Tunes playing there. My favorite is "Don't Worry Be Happy!"
27 BILLION GLASSES OF KOOL-AID! I WONDER HOW MANY GLASSES OF THAT BELONG TO: my Grandpa????? He is the Kool-aid King of N.D. Somwhere around here he has his koolaid crown... Now why didn't they tell me how much BEEF, we EAT??? After all, we raise plenty of BEEF up here.... What about our Awesome Sunflower seeds,corn,canola,buckwheat,flax,durum and spring wheat???? How about All the OIL the state is sitting on top of?????
A FUN FACT OF MY OWN IS: WE EAT ICE CREAM YEAR ROUND! EVEN WHEN -40... YEP.....I Never,ever turn down ice cream!!!!!
Well see ya later....off to finish my after supper nap!
Catch ya soon, Baby
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Ebony black?! BOL, you's talkin' to me? Keep warm Baby!
Baby, we have just had a few days of -36C weather. Brrr! I think our weather is very close to yours. I loved your fun facts about your State! What a pawsome idea! We are getting some warmer weather, so I will send a bit sun down to you. Hugs!
stay warm and always look for the sun spots!!
Thanks for the ND info very interesting!!
Will stop by and sign your and Mazy's book.
Hi Petey,Ebony and Abby...Thanks pals! Send any sunshine my way you can... It was 30 degrees in the middle of the night...Wierd, hun????? Today's high 13,no sun,breezy. Driveway Blocked, really bad! it's 1/4 mile long... Had to have a dozer run through it! I'm hanging in there.... so is the Cupcake... the little Mazier... (She's happy... she had 2 bunnies to chase for 30 min. and Gma was shoveling snow to prevent leaking problems)Kisses to all, Baby