I’m sorry I have not posted for a few days. We got hit by a major snow and ice storm (affectionately termed “Snowpocalypse) and have been incredibly busy making sure the animals are cared for.
We have to put out extra hay and lug hot water to the goats, clear paths, etc. Everything is 10 times more difficult with this snow to deal with. The winds picked up too and were blowing ice and snow. It was terribly cold. We didn’t lose power until yesterday though and it only stayed off for about 5 hours.
CG took a couple days off work since the roads were impassable anyway, and after he helped me with the animals and shoveling snow, he was on the computer looking for low-waste hay feeders and how to hook up trailers and whatnot. A person can learn absolutely anything from the internet. He likes do-it-yourself youtube videos. Some of those are so funny. Anyway, I forgot all about my blog.
CG heard on the radio this morning that there are more than 5000 homes without power in the Southside district. I’m feeling pretty lucky right now. The power lines, trees, fences, etc. are all covered with a thick coating of ice. Add the wind to that, and trees are falling down all over the place.
Luckily, none of my pregnant goats kidded in this mess. We closed up the barn doors on the side of the prevailing winds and that helped a lot. We have to put Caritas in with the goats when I close the doors because he still gets pushed around a little, and that could be disastrous in a closed place. The goats have three stalls available, and don’t use one of them, so were only too happy to let Caritas have it. I fed all the horses in he barn, they didn’t even go out between hay feedings it was so cold. They all had blankets on too so I know the miserableness of it was not my imagination.
Today the sun is out with a vengeance. It’s still only 20 degrees, but it’s a beautiful sight.
We’re supposed to get more wintery weather on Tuesday.
I think we’re going to need a snowmobile to move.