We got about 5 inches of snow yesterday.
Easy enough to deal with. It is the 2F windchill -9f that we had to prepare for and now suffer with. 15F will be the warmest for a few days.
Bob Dole (left) and Donkey (right) Found it better to hang out behind a field car, staying out of the wind.
Prep was simple, as prepping for winter seems like all we do around here. Everyone got extra food, bedding and we made sure their water was topped off. Good Neighbor came by and we went and retrieved a fresh bale for us, a smaller bale for good neighbor and a third bale to stay on the spike just in case.
I went into town and bought junk food and rented movies. It seemed I was the only one buying said items, as everyone else chose the healthier stuff. If I am going to be trapped in a house for 3 days with the boys, I think I would like to try and make it pleasant. We got things like chips, and items to make dip, as well as my husband's must have Little Debbie's. My pantry is well stocked, so this was purely a self indulgent trip.
The snow started in the late afternoon on Sunday. Nice fluffy things. By the morning we had 3-4 inches, but the roads weren't too awful. So I was surprised to see that the local schools were shut down. Turns out a power pole had been involved with a hit and run accident. They rerouted the power and a transformer blew. The majority of the town had no power.
It was a little too cold to play in the snow.
By 3 pm the snow returned and it was hard almost pellet like. The wind picked up, and the snow was now officially stinging any exposed flesh.
Alas! You still have to do your chores in it. Doesn't matter if schools are closed, or there is no way you can get to work, you still have to march your happy self out to the field or barn and make sure that all your critters are doing well.
But this morning, I think I will wait until it hits 5F before venturing out.