Howdy gang, wade on in through the snow-bank and we`ll have a hot cup of coffee to thaw out!
I hope everyone managed well through the storms that barreled across the country. I`ve given up talking to Ole Man Winter since my pleas seem to fall on deaf ears or incurs his wrath, I`m not sure which to be honest!
We made out pretty well here on the hillside farm all things considered. Thankfully our power stayed on even during the worse of things, although our bathtub was filled with five gallon buckets and watering cans for the animals just in case. Tuesday we got 4-6 inches of snow which I feel helped us tremendously when it switched over to freezing rain Tuesday night. The snow absorbed a good deal of the water and now is a crusty mess but still better than just ice. Hose-Man is up to his pipe navel now!
Wednesday was all freezing rain and sleet and man did it come down! Then the wind kicked up. If anyone of my neighbors finds one of my chickens in their yard just give me a jingle and I`ll come round them up. I thought this was a pretty cool sight so I snapped a shot. If you look at the top of the hill you can see the ice line on the trees. I`m betting a good many came down yesterday with the ice accumulations and the strong winds.
During all of this of course school was cancelled, so Miss Yodeling and I had plenty of time to catch up on the girl talk and play video games. It was so nasty outside we only ran out to do chores and scurried back into the house afterwards. Funny how when it`s that ugly we don`t see nose nor hoof of a goat outside! I can`t say as I blame them either! Today looks like it`s going to be a nice one, colder than a witches heart but at least the sun is going to shine and no precipitation is coming down.
Here`s how some of the yodeling gang spent their time during the two day assault of Ole Man Winter.
Lucius did a lot of this—
Poe did quite a bit of this---
Miss Yodeling did a ton of this—
I`d like to point out that even though the guitar for Warriors of Rock is around her neck her notebook is not far away. How she can play a video game and chat with seven friends simultaneously is beyond me! I`m lucky I can chew gum and walk at the same time.
Mister spent far too much time doing this---(Notice Patty the Hereford supervising)
After the freezing rain and ice abated our four-wheeler was useless for plowing, the snow was just too heavy. Cue the Kubota! That tractor has proven itself a blessing over and over.
As for me I spent the past two days shaking a fist at the storm, whittling away on a few fiction tales and sipping cups of java. Now that life is back to normal meaning Miss is on her way to school and Mister is at the foundry I think I may just sit back, sip another fresh cup of that heavenly brew and catch up on my buddy’s blogs!
So how did y`all fare with the storm in your neck of the woods?