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.