They say your home is our castle....and ours is an ice castle.
The ice storm hit early in the morning, leaving in its wake a sheet of ice on everything an inch thick or more in some places. The silence outside is beautiful with the shimmer of ice on everything. However everything is frozen! Limbs are falling, and it will only get worse.
This is a Dill plant.
The storm has just begun, and the worse part is to come. More sleet,rain, and 3 - 6 inches of snow is expected on top of it all.
So I'm posting now in case the electricty goes out.
Its beautiful, got some interesting pictures, I'll be ready for my Sunday Stills Challenge - this weeks challenge is photographing from above, and below....this should be easy since we have the ice to make ordinary things totally awesome with the ice!
Of course school is out, and will be tomorrow I'm sure, and probably the rest of the week if its going to be as bad as they say, especially if the electricity goes out.
Thankfully we have a wood stove!
Norm made it out to feed, Donnie, Neil and Douglas all went with him, to get him to the truck, tractor and such so he doesnt fall and ruin the surgery! Norm and Donnie have gone to Etown to cut some steele so he can fix the silage wagon...it HAS to be done. Norm said where the roads are plowed its not too bad. They have 4 wheel drive so they should make it okay.
The boys have come back through the farm pastures on the 4 wheeler, they just pulled up.
Getting to the barn today was not easy, everything slopes...getting there and back took some careful planning with my foot steps, and took me awhile to just get there and back! Horses are traveling on the ice much better than I did, in fact I had to grab hold of Kings mane and have him as support to walk to feed. I'm going to bring their trough in the barn so it's easier for me to feed, and keep them out of the weather. I may even close them up in the barn for tonight and tomorrow. I cant take a chance on King falling, with his arthritis, it makes me nervous, even though he is probably more sure footed than I think he is.
Luckily no frozen chicken or rabbit, I'm glad they were in the barn...or else they would not have survived this storm.
I guess I should go now, hopefully I'll be able to post the rest of this week! If you dont hear from me, you know why! So I'll catch up on everyone later!