Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here's the Womerlippi farmhouse at dawn today, showing the very large drifts up against the front wall and the garage.
The latter was well buried. It took a few minutes to free the tractor for snow moving duties. Flame helped.
I was on the tractor for long enough to get numb-butt. But it wasn't that long. We were done shoveling and plowing by 8.30 am. I came in for a nice Hobbit-like Second Breakfast of bacon, eggs, fried bread and our own canned tomatoes.
All's well that ends well. The main thing is, we didn't get a power cut, although apparently several hundred thousand folk are without electricity between here and New York.
I ordered the piston rings for the generator engine. Better safe than sorry.
The sheep were spoiled today. We dug them a trail to get to their water tank, so they wouldn't have to eat snow. Then they got some kale stems. Even the chickens got let out of the barn to peck around in the sun and melting snow.
These two seem quite content with how they weathered the storm.
What they want is more kale.