Thursday, December 20, 2012
Winter storm update.
The snow started about noon yesterday and blew through by 10PM. It is hard to tell how much snow there was because of the wind. Straight winds in the 40-50 MPH range. A lot of drifts around. The first picture was taken a couple of hours after it started. It got worse for a few hours. We could just barely see across the road at one point. The snow was horizontal for most of the afternoon and evening.. The moisture will be good if any of it stayed where it will do any good. Temperature was 13 degrees this morning with the wind chill at 0 or lower. The wind has come up again, so it is still chilly. I haven't heard of any power outages in the area. All of the rural power lines and poles were replaced in this area in the last 5 years, so that probably helps.
The dogs have enjoyed the snow. They have been romping around and acting plumb stupid in the snow. the chickens are a different story. They would not come out of the coop until I scooped a path out and around. They came out for a bit, checked things out and decided it was better inside. They have plenty of food and water inside and plenty of room.
Carol fixed a big pot of hamburger stew and homemade sourdough bread for supper last night. It was just the thing for a snowy winter evening.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. I am being very optimistic that we will still be around for it. My son posted on FB that all power companies should off power for about 10 minutes on Friday just to spook the EOTW people! To any that will be traveling, please be careful. It's going to take us all to get through the BS that is being handed to us.
God Bless all---johnny