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Calm Before the Storm

January 2, 2013

We spent the day getting ready for the impending freezing rain.  Chores change a little when you’re walking around on ice.  The chickens are pretty cozy though, and happy to have me pack them water in the mornings until their water system thaws in mid morning.

I dug out my Yaktrax and hubby’s corks (caulk boots), I have to get out feed, water and milk, and he has to go to work.  We’re kind of hoping that if we’re prepared the freezing rain won’t materialize.  Fingers crossed!

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  1. January 2, 2013 5:41 pm

    Oh boy…. thanks for the heads-up on the weather stats! Being just a couple of miles up the road from you, we could very possibly catch the ice, even if you don’t. Sounds like your preparedness will serve you & the critters well :)

    • January 2, 2013 7:11 pm

      Kathryn, we live a pretty charmed life on the mountain don’t we? Hopefully it won’t be too bad unless we head west :(

  2. jenj permalink
    January 2, 2013 5:53 pm

    Nice clutch of eggs! We only got 3 today. Fingers crossed that the storm never materializes, or there’s minimal damage!

    • January 2, 2013 7:12 pm

      Jenj, thanks! I’m hoping they are woofing on the ice part. It’s hard though for the gorge to escape it with that horrid wind. :(

  3. January 2, 2013 7:03 pm

    We’re getting crazy winds – sounds like Blue Angels over the metal barn – and COLD. Seems like perfect weather for staying indoors and letting the butler tend the critters. Just need a butler. ;-) Hope you’re staying warm and safe!

    • January 2, 2013 7:11 pm

      Harriet, I know we can hear it in the Gorge, but it’s pretty still here, so cold but no wind chill, thank heavens. Stay warm!

  4. January 2, 2013 8:08 pm

    Don’t like freezing rain. We had some last week. It’s great to be ready. Hope it’s not necessary.

  5. January 2, 2013 11:23 pm

    We’ve had quite a bit of ice rain this winter, horrid, horrid, horrid. My Yaktrax are almost permanently on my boots all winter anyway, but those caulk boots look really useful for the sort of sheet ice we have this year, rather than the compacted snow we normally have

  6. January 3, 2013 7:16 am

    Normally pleasant chores can be quite a trial when the weather interferes! I like your Yaktrax, but hope you don’t need them. Hoping all goes well for you (and your animals) if the nasty weather does come. Down here we just have clouds, rain, more clouds even when it doesn’t rain–and mud soup in the barnyard! Well, at least there’s no need to water the orchard! :)

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