The weather outside has been frightful! Ever since Christmas Day! We have had these fairly seasonal cold snaps, and then it warms up, and rains.... rain, freezing rain, and sleet. At least one major occurrence each week.
I have always lived in the midwest, so you would think I would be used to winters. But, after so many years of city, then town life, this country life is another thing entirely. The roads get maintained so much more slowly. It still truly amazes me how long it takes for even the county roads to get cleared.
I am a believer in staying home if you don't need to be out on the roads, so the trucks can do their jobs. I think during the ice storms, I may not be alone in that practice. The days when I have still had to go to work, I am the only car out there, which is creepy in it's own way. I am hoping with the big storm on the way for tomorrow, we might get to stay home?!
On to some winter farm photo's....
This first picture was earlier in the season, when we had a nice covering of snow.
You know it's exciting to get sand on the road when I text a picture of the sand to my husband!
We have so much ice everywhere, but it's hard to capture in a photo. Except for here by the chicken coop. Believe me, the ladies are not impressed. They will only leave the coop if we leave the big "people" door open, and the temperature meets with their approval.
The snow depth out in the fields is decreasing.
Just remember, if you end up out in the ice, walk like a penguin!
Be safe out there!