Blogger is really messing up on me, so this post may be weird!
I have made several posts with pictures of the farm in this beautiful yet disasterous ice mess we have around here! Yes it got bad...as week and still no power. We do have a generator, grill, wood stove so we are doing well. We live in such a small community that we will be last on the list for power to be restored. The kids have been out of school a week today...off tomorrow, but back on thursday....I think everyone is getting cabin fever!
I hope that you injoy the pictures....it kinda shows what its been like, but they dont do this mess any justice really. There is not a tree in our county that has not fallen, been uprooted, or split in two, lost all limbs, and everyone I have seen has lost the tops off the trees. It is crazy. The clean up alone for everyone will take weeks...for us...I hate to think about it....not a single fence of ours is standing with out several breaks in it...hot wire, fencing, it has all snapped....power lines and poles are all snapped on our prop...not a single hot wire fence is working, the pics where it is white, thats not snow...its over an inch in ice every where on everything. I cant tell you enough what its been like, its one of those things you have to see to believe..but I hope none of you have to ever see a storm like this. It is the worse in recorded history....and I hate to imagine what clean up will be like for us. Norm and all the boys where going to begin limb and tree removal and begin on the fences when that is all done...week, maybe two before they can do that, but the wind got up so high today...limbs began falling again, and it wasnt safe to try to do that!
So far no calves...the 8th is the soonest we will get one...cows are minding the fence, even tho its down and not working everwhere....horses have now adjusted, but we got a day of 50 degree temps onSunday...melted everything, so all the horses, calves, cattle, EVERYONE is walking in several inches of water and mud...no way to help them out, and hoping that all the water doesnt hurt the horses hooves...cows for that matter.
King and Jack have finally adjusted....the ice storm dulled all their senses except for hearing, and as you can see in the pic of King....he was alert and listening at all times, I imagine the limbs and trees falling freaked them out. The ice covered all scents....it was strange for them thats for sure.
My chicken began laying eggs Sat...laid 2, skipped Sunday, laid one on Monday! These are her first eggs! I cant believe she began laying in the winter...Ive been told that they dont lay in the winter......but she did! They arent as small as I thought they would be either! I'll post some pics later when power is back on.
I'm at Panera Bread using their free wifi service today.....I dont know when I'll be back on...so I'll tell ya'll now....I miss talking to each of you and I hope that you guys are well..I posted about 20 - 25 pics so scroll down to see them all! Enjoy!