Winter Weather

Since we are having a proper Iowa winter again this year in the Midwest, I thought people might appreciate this post from 2008.

Sarah's Notebook

In Iowa it is surely winter. We really don’t have any right to complain because we haven’t had a proper Iowa winter in about ten years. There have been ice storm winters and occasional blizzard winters, but we haven’t had a proper lasts all winter type winter for 10 years easily. This year it got an early start right at the beginning of December (they have started earlier – we have a movie of my grandfather picking corn on Thanksgiving in the snow) and has not let up since. Luckily while it has been very cold at times (first time I heard of a negative 40 windchill in years) for the most part the extreme cold weather hasn’t come with the storm decreasing the amount of snow and insuring that the snow is wet and heavy enough that it doesn’t blow easily. Our farm (and at present the roads – three days…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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