Yesterday wasn’t quite as cold. I got an early start on chores as we had a veterinary appointment for Ryeleigh in the morning. I hadn’t pointed out that this snow took down the netting on our “pheasant pen”. When the snow melts we will have to deal with that.
As I was doing the chores the sun started shining on the trees.
And here is the sun making an appearance at 8:59 AM.
The cows have frosty faces.
I have been worried about Marji (the black one) not eating enough. Initially she didn’t seem interested. But then I put some grain on the hay, and she started eating better.
I think Big Orange might have some frostbite on his comb and waddles.
We were able to get the chores done and to the vet in time. It was just her one year check up and rabies shot. She did well. We were able to rescue my car which I left at work when Tom picked me up last Sunday. I was able to get some groceries as well but did get stuck briefly trying to pull out of the parking lot. And then got stuck again in our driveway. Happy to have the car home, but I will not be driving again for a bit.
Overnight it snowed another 6 inches. This was enough weight to collapse the tarp shelter for our farm equipment. Another project for when the snow melts.
The icicles on the front porch were impressive again before I knocked them down.
This one is particularly large.
It was really hard for us to get motivated to deal with the snow and ice again. But there was some good news. The “freeze-proof” barn faucet had unfrozen with the milder temperature. We now don’t have to lug water as far.
The animals are still all alive, which surprises me a bit. Yesterday I was worried because some of my thinnest ones did not want to eat. But today they did better. So we will just keep trying.
Here is the greenhouse with an impressive amount of snow in front of it. I raked off the roof again as best I could.
The spools in the garden are carrying an impressive amount of snow.
Tom proceeded to rake snow off of the trailer, back porch, garage and two carports roofs. I swept off the truck and busted the ice off of the front porch.
Here is the front yard today after the newest round of snow. The trees are really weighted down with it.
So this is getting old, and I am so completely exhausted. Not sure how long we can do this. And on top of it all, the freezer in our kitchen refrigerator appears to have stopped working. There is no way we can get a new one delivered now so this will be interesting.