Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Making Lemonade

We have been popped by a bad winter storm. Six or so inches of snow yesterday morning and then I don't know how many inches of rain. Everything is flooded and about an inch of it froze on the trees, power lines...



We have two very old friends (white pines) that have once again taken a big hit. I don't know how much more they can withstand and I can't imagine hanging my hammock anywhere else. Now at least the rain has stopped, but it's snowing again.

They are predicting four inches more and we've gotten almost three now, so it looks like they are correct. Sigh. If it weren't for the flooding, lack of power (thankfully we have a generator!), tree damage and animal stress, I'd really be enjoying myself - I LOVE winter most of the time.

We've done what we can to keep everyone comfortable, except the cats, who are wearing Saint Tim down and will probably have their heated beds plugged into the generator by nightfall. It is dropping down into the teens by late evening. The birds are stocking up and look who I caught at the feeder!

(I apologize for the video quality - using the little camera and shooting through a window - so basically the bigger of the bird blobs)



I can't prove it, but who else could it be?

6 comments:

flowerweaver said...

That blob does resemble Woodstock! Sorry to see how the pines are so laden with ice. Maybe they will spring back once it's melted? I've seen that happen here after ice on the oaks.

kristi said...

Up my way in Ohio we had some sleet but were blessed by more than a foot of snow in my neighborhood:) That ice is just nasty, hope all is well with you:) I love the birds in the winter. Did you get your Cotswold ewe from Nistock in NY? She is too cute!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yes, she came from Nistocks. They have such nice sheep :-D

Shelley said...

Glad to know you all are doing o.k. I like your new sheepy! Just like potato chips, one is never enough!

Dana and Daisy said...

I'm ashamed to say I have not been squeezing my lemons lately, but rather piling them up and inspecting each and every one of them.

DayPhoto said...

Thank you for this posting. I told Terry I have been wondering how all my blogging friends caught in that HUGE storm are doing.

One thing we really never get is ice, so here is my stupid question...can you beat the ice off the trees and save them or is there just too much ice?

Please, please take care...

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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