If you’ve wondered why I haven’t posted in several days, these photos are a hint:
(The cord draped up the tree goes out to the chicken
pen and plugs into the heated water dispenser,
the best purchase my dear husband has made in a long time.
The riding lawn mower and little trailer on
the back patio are what David has been using
to haul wood and kindling up to the house.
Not all that decorative but very practical.)
(Unlike seemingly everyone else in “these here parts”,
I chose to stay home during the storm.)
(Don’t laugh; my magical thinking worked.)
(One of those could put your eye out!)
(Pretty, but I prefer the purple flowering version.)
(After this picture was taken, we got more snow which completely destroyed the netting that is supposed to cover the top of the pen to keep the chickens in and the predators out. We’ve just been keeping the chickens in their coop as it’s really been too cold and yucky for them to be out anyway. However, we can’t keep them *cooped up* forever so guess what I’m doing tomorrow?)
I’m not sure who first coined the term “Stormocalypse 2010” but it pretty much says it all. Oklahoma was blasted with a severe winter storm last week. It started with rain, then sleet and freezing rain, several inches of snow and just for fun, some freezing fog. I’m pretty sure that the presence of that generator sitting by the back door all ready to plug in, as well as the load of firewood David had delivered on Wednesday, kept the electricity on at our house. Okay, okay…maybe all that tree butchering the electric company did this summer had something to do with it, too. In any case, we were amongst the fortunate ones and never did lose power. We did, however, lose our Internet connection early on Thursday. Ice coated the wireless antenna and since it is about 40 ft. in the air, no one was going to be knocking that ice off. It finally melted off this afternoon thus allowing me to share these photos with you.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to check out some real estate ads for houses on tropical islands.