Wow, what a day of ice, wind and shuffling animals around so everyone can get water. Like that old saying,”Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink”. It’s all FROZEN!
We don’t get winters like this. Our water lines don’t like these below 20F days at all. There is no telling how many water lines will be broken when we thaw out. Well, it is what it is and I learned something. After your gloves freeze, your fingers stay perfectly warm. Apparently, ice is a wonderful insulator. Is that why igloos work so well?
As I pounded away at the ice in the water troughs this morning, my gloves got wet as I would break through to the water. They almost instantly froze and pretty soon, my hands were warm as toast! I got a little shovel several years ago to dig fossils with. Who knew it would be so perfect for digging ice out of the waterers?
The horses stood around and watched me, ready to drink the frigid water as soon as it was available.
When I got back to the house, I started cleaning the knives from last night’s hunting trip. Hmmm…no hot water. No, not that the water was cold, there was just no water coming out of the faucets inside the house on the north wall. I can honestly say we are breaking records here.
Then the power went off. Okay, that’s not cool. No pun intended.
Thankfully, it came back on after a while. I can see on T.V. there are a lot of folks in the city worse off than me. We have plenty of wood and a super fireplace, a fridge full of food and each other. God is good.