So Far So Good

We have had at least 5 1/2 inches of snow here.  There is a layer of ice, then 5 1/2 inches of snow, and then another layer of ice.  There are drifts of close to a foot because it was very windy last night.  Makes for crunchy walking!  It isn’t too hard to walk on, but the top layer of ice hurts when it stabs you on the ankle.  We still have power and plenty of heat.  Haven’t broken out the milk and bread for “milk sandwiches” yet.  🙂 The road is a slushy icy mess which is due to refreeze over night.  Probably will be worse tomorrow morning than this morning – more ice, less snow.  Thankfully we don’t have anywhere we have to be.




There is a freezing misty fog that has been going on since around noon.  It is starting to accumulate as ice on the pine needles and the tree limbs.  Hopefully though it will not accumulate enough to cause limbs to break and the power to go out.  I feel sorry for those who work in the hospitals and emergency crews.  They have been on weather alert since yesterday and most haven’t been allowed to go home from work.


The adult chickens haven’t left the barn.  The goats finally ventured out a few minutes ago but they decided it was as bad as they thought and headed back to the barn.  The dogs are the only animals enjoying the snow.  The cats are sitting forlornly looking in the window asking to come in.  The large goldfish are hidden under the frozen ice of the pond. Even a few of the human kids haven’t been out to play much.  The baby and the oldest say it is too cold and messy.  At least the baby chicks and the incubating eggs are clueless about the weather, they just have their heat as usual.


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8 thoughts on “So Far So Good

  1. We had all ice and sleet, but no snow. It s pretty messy out there right now, but pretty sure it will all refreeze tonight.

    We had a good school day and are staying warm and dry. I love Mark being home!

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mama Hen,

    We still have most all of our snow. I did make the kids do some chores and a little bit of school but we’ve still been having a holiday with Dad and oldest brother home for two days. I’m afraid they will try to head to work tomorrow even though the snow hasn’t melted and we are due to be 19 degrees tonight. 🙁

    Sorry ya’ll couldn’t come and play in the snow here.

    Berean Wife

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  2. You truly are blessed, coming from someone who is trapped in the concrete jungle. We are to get about 5 or so inches of snow tonight, but our snow never lasts. It always turns into slush by the end of the day and is nothing but a big slurpy mess. I would give anything to live out in the country, have a farm and raise our family the way God intended. Bless you for posting these wonderful moments.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Paul,

    We are blessed. We’ve both lived in town (but never really the city) and in the country. I greatly prefer the problems that come with the country. You would think your snow would stick around longer than that but I guess the city tries to clear up the roads right away. Here we don’t even know how to clear the roads. We just wait it out.

    I’m sure the Lord has His reason for having you where you are, although you may not like it right now. Maybe in the future His will can include a farm and animals out in the country.

    Berean Wife

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  3. Hope you guys are still doing okay!! We got about 8-9 inches and shockingly, our power and water are still working. This fell during Mark’s off week, so he is not A.) stuck at Huhtamaki or B.) missing work. The worst part for us is that Mark’s Dad was supposed to have hip replacement on Monday, but it can be rescheduled when the weather clears. It has melted enough today to see the driveway and church parking lot, but we still have a lot. Our rescue kitty can not even walk it is so deep.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Kelli,

    We are doing great. Still amazed we have power. That is so unusual! But snow is much nicer when you can come inside and warm up. Our cats have hated every bit of this. They live in the window looking in or else come inside. Our driveway hasn’t melted. But it isn’t paved so that maybe why. Glad you aren’t having to worry about Mark driving back and forth. Only the cars got cleaned off today. Otherwise the some of the kids will be playing outside again tomorrow in the snow.

    Berean Wife

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  4. Hello from Canada here. Noticed how you guys have such a neat and wonderfully Old Fashioned life, you truly are blessed. We are expecting around 15 inches or so by tomorrow, so hopefully we can be snowed in for a few days as well. 😉

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Paul,

    15 inches!!! Wow, our roofs would cave in. They aren’t built for that kind of weight. Hopefully, you can be snowed in with your power. Or at least heat. We down in ‘bama’ are wimps and think freezing is really cold. The “baby” said he wanted “snow and 50 degrees”! Yeah, right. He thinks it is too cold to play in the snow.

    Berean Wife

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