Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Icepocalyspe 2011

We were thrilled to wake up this morning and still have power. So far we have a half inch of ice build up on everything along with another half inch of sleet.

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While the city folk are trying to scrape the ice of their cars and sidewalks, we’re scraping ice to get into the pastures and barns to take care of the critters.

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The crew isn’t quite sure what to think of the slick and crunchy conditions. The chickens, of course, didn’t even want to look outside let alone go there.

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So far so good, but the overnight storm was just an appetizer. The worst of the storm is yet to come this afternoon and the lights have already started to flicker.

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“You stocked up on cookies, right?”

christinesig

11 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Oh, I think you should bring the critter in the house! It might get too slippery to get out to them with cookies...

Wishing you uninterrupted power!

Snappy Di said...

Oooh, would so totally have snow rather than ice, but we are most likely not going to see either one. This storm will only skirt us here in Roanoke... perhaps a little rain but otherwise it will remain brown outside our windows...

Di
Stay safe!!

Whosyergurl said...

Christine,
I hope your power stays on. We are in Bloomington and it isn't too bad, so far. I came in to town to work. (The university is still open, of course.)
Just hope I can get back home. They are predicting more ice for us, today.
Stay warm! Cheryl

Becca's Dirt said...

That is a must to take care of the critters. Hope the power doesn't go off. Stay warm. You all are in our thoughts.

Debbie said...

Your neighbors here on the Illinois side are waiting for it too. Notice, I didn't say 'looking forward to.." Today, I'm glad I have no outside animals!

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness! You got more snow yesterday than we, but it's coming down now like... cats and dogs! The view past our neighbor's ponds is slowly disappearing, while the snow blows sideways, and yes, I'm home to see it... thank heavens for vacation days and an understanding boss. Our chickens are in too, for the duration!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ok, so far so good - you've got the first night behind you. I really hope you don't lose power, but jeez, if the lights are flickering already... Hang in there!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

aint that right! wow were we glad we still had the lights on. everything is a big slip-slidy mess! stay warm and safe!

Mom L said...

Stay warm! It's a sweltering 13 degrees here in SW Iowa - wind chill - 8 or -10 or something! At least I don't have to go outside to feed my one critter! Hope you soon warm up.

Nancy in Iowa

Kim said...

We can totally relate. It's 13 degree below zero wind chill with 40 mile an hour winds. I'm afraid it's on it's way to you. Keeping the farm animals with non frozen water and feed is a full time job. Hope you don't lose power.

Chai Chai said...

That last picture is a good one, hope the power stays on for you.