Dear Crabby, How Brutal Will This Winter Be?

Dear Crabby, I recently moved to the Detroit area from Seattle and the snowstorm this past weekend was wicked! Is this what I can expect this winter and how should I prepare? Thanks, Stan Shivers Dear Mr. Shivers, Welcome to Michigan! We usually like to say, ‘Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes and it will change.’ However, I think the cold and snow are here to stay. ‘Alll aboard the Siberian Express!’ Apparently calling it a Polar Vortex is so 2014. Gotta love these catchy … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do Robins Go South for Michigan Winters?

Dear Crabby, I've seen Robins all Winter, I thought robins went South for the Winter in Michigan, what's Going on? Sincerely, Birdy Girl Hello Birdy! I thought so, but I've seen those silly American Robins hanging around this winter too. If I had wings, I'd certainly fly south every winter and enjoy the sun. It's one of those end of winter traditions here in Michigan - spotting the first robin - that let's you know spring in on its way. I remember back when I was a kid, my father … [Read more...]