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An Inch of Ice


It's a winter wonderland outside.
3/4 to 1 inch of ice covered the farm last night.

The newly hung Christmas lights and greenery
are covered with icicles making their lights twinkle even brighter.


This storm came in fast
freezing the fall blooms.


Some of our trees fared better than others.


Some have lost branches


while others are bent over from the weight of the ice.


The animals are fine.  They have been putting on thick coats.
I guess they knew it was coming.


Part of keeping them happy is to keep their water thawed.
Installing electrical outlets and frost free faucets at
every pen and pasture was one of the best things we have done on the farm.


Having extra heaters on hand is helpful too.
Tractor Supply always runs out when the weather is bad.


The llama, alpaca and sheep aren't normally this cozy.
Today they are gathering for warmth while sharing dry hay.


Rivie has an extra warm blanket.


We are staying inside by the wood burning stove
as much as possible.



Isaiah 55:10
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there without watering the earth
and making it bear and sprout,
and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater

Comments

  1. That was some storm to bring all that ice. Staying by the stove seems like a great idea to me. Take care.

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  2. Oh wow Kim, bless your heart. Not a fan of ice...but it looks like you where ready for winter. Stay warm :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures, I miss the farm and enjoy viewing your blog.

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  4. Kim, the ice pictures are shimmering and beautiful but what a dangerous season upon us. We haven't had the ice or snow yet but can feel it in my bones. Stay warm and I'll stay entertained by your blog!

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  5. Very pretty. Great photos. Glad you didn't have to go anywhere. It is good to just stay home and enjoy.

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  6. The ice may make some miserable, but it looks as though you are fairing well and making some great memories. You are not complaining about it and you are sharing it with the world in a great way. The animals look cozy and warm.

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