Friday, December 19, 2008

Ice Skating

Today we are fortunate to have power. Last night around 5:00 we started getting freezing rain and "thunder snow". This is like a thunderstorm in the winter...weird huh? I hadn't ever experienced that before. This morning we woke up to an icy wonderland. All the tree branches are weighed down with ice but apparently none have fallen on the power lines. EVERYTHING is covered with ice and it feels like you are ice skating without skates--just trying to walk outside.
The peach tree in our backyard: (never mind the random loose calf running through the back of the picture--they're lawless)

Covering every single pine needle:

Icicles hanging off one of the gates in the corral:

Our cows were hungry and cold:

I rode along with Luke when he fed hay this morning. We gave them a little extra so they could have somewhere dry to lay. The wind was really bitter cold.

Today is one of those days that I am especially thankful that I work from home and don't have to even attempt to drive anywhere.

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