We were or are still, covered in snow. Not as much as they had predicted. The day after the snow fell, I went out to feed the animals. The Foghorn Leghorn rooster has decided to take a disliking to me. Which is fine, I am use to roosters suddenly changing their minds about how special I am to them.
Everyone was fed, and this was the first day that Donkey decided to allow me to pet him, actually he pushed his muzzle into my hand. It was brief, but I was there. I walked by the horse tank and noticed that the water wasn't really getting much lower, and the geese were still not going to use it. So I did what any one else would do. I was curious if the ice melter was warming the water up too much, so I skimmed the surface of the water with my finger. OH SWEET MOTHER! THE PAIN! Electricity surged through my finger into my arm, up into my shoulder. My breath caught, and a tear froze on it's way down my cheek. I jerked my hand back as the animals all stared at my with there "now you know" looks. I couldn't feel my fingers to tell you if I could move them. My shoulder screamed, and this was the better of the two shoulders. My arm burned and was numb at the same time.
I made my way into the house to get some sympathy from my husband, but as soon as the story can spilling out, I was greeted with a roar of laughter. No, no you don't understand, this is worse then the hot fence! I whined. Yes, I was whining by them as pins and needles tattooed the muscles of my arm. My pinkie finger twitched involuntarily, but the numbness was fading.
Now I know why the animals stopped using the horse tank. As soon as I plugged in the ice melter, it was shocking all of them. So now it is back to the old fashion way of breaking up the ice every morning.
And even now, a few days after the fact, it hurts just telling you the story.
And in other news, the 2 youngest boys have the chicken pox.