Monday, February 17, 2014

Blizzard of 2014

This past Wednesday into Thursday we had a significant snow storm.
A snow storm is marginally better than an ice storm.
The hens were all snug in their coop
though certainly not happy about being cooped up again.
Luckily we have a snowblower and child labor.
Inside we resorted to playing Monopoly that should be called
The Game That Will Not End.
 Jake was passed out.
It was tough for a puppy to jump around 24" of snow.

Luckily we were prepared for potential power outages.
We had our fridge stocked with esstentials
(Like Helluva Good French Onion Dip and Potato Chips)
and we had water stored
and wood.
But never lost power.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Prepping Fail

Tuesday into Wednesday 
we had an ice storm.
It was gorgeous
except for the snapping tree branches that sounded like gunfire,
the exploding transformers
that rendered the area electricity free,
and the fact that the ice prevented the water from draining away from the barn
requiring us to dig a drainage ditch.
 In addition,
I did not prepare at all for the lack of electricity.
We had no water
and no heat.
I had not bothered to fill the tubs,
did not have a store of water
and all the wood was wet and outside.
Note to self: start stocking up on water and wood.