I got all of the turkey cut up for the doggie treats. I prefer using deli sliced turkey compared to most store bought doggie treats. At least I know most of the product is meat, not fillers and probably not poison via china. I fixed up another batch of the dog wet food and got the 10 pound chub of burger in the big freezer. I’m thawing some chicken quarters for another batch of dog food. I like cooking up the chicken quarter in the pressure cooker as the bones add a bit of calcium to the meat but it easy to separate the meat from the bone so the dogs don’t get any chicken bones in their dog food.
Big weather change this weekend with a bit of snow and the temp. is dropping into the teens over night. Not all that unusual for December in Idaho but I guess the newbies moving in are starting to affect how Boise City is dealing with snow.
The valley got about 1-3 inches of snow at most and in the afternoon it was a rain snow mix over this last weekend. I thought this is good as most people can drive in a little snow this weekend and remember to slow down and leave extra room before Monday morning commute. Nope the city of Boise literally shut down parts of the freeway Sunday night to add de-iceing to about a 5 mile section of the freeway because it was “slushy” and could freeze in cold temps. over night. Seems to me that a couple of passes to push slush to the side of the freeway and add a bit of sand would have been more than adequate solution.
I will admit I complained during the bad snow winter of 2016 but then the cities did not even try and keep the roads plowed or sanded. It got so bad that Trash trucks could not pick up trash in many areas for 3-4 weeks because the city streets were to dangerous to drive on because of snow/ice. I want the cities to be proactive on snow removal but shutting down part of the freeway and closing down a school for 1-3 inches of snow over the weekend seems a bit misguided and a poor allocation of resources. Mom was telling me that she heard that Boise did not have enough plow and de-iceing trucks to handle this little bit snow fall and that is why they shut down the freeway. Let me say this performance does not make me feel better about snow removal here in the valley if one inch of snow makes the highway department freak out.
I’m feeling better all the time that I have over 100 pound of sand, ice melt, snow blower and the big dragon propane torch for melting ice and snow this winter. About the only other thing for winter I need is a small ATV with a snow plow attachment then I could handle most any thing winter could throw at me. Maybe next year…..