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.
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.
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