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Wild Weather

28 Dec

Our wild weather continues.  After record high temperatures with tornadoes and a derecho on the 15th, we are still having weather challenges.  The day after Christmas saw fairly warm weather.  Just as I was coming in from milking, I started hearing thunder and seeing lightning.

By the time I got in the house, the rain really picked up.  Then there was hail.  That’s crazy.  We are not supposed to have thunderstorms and hail this time of year.

Hail on the deck.

Now we’re cooling down. Tuesday morning, just as I was getting Salem out to the car for his vet visit, the freezing rain started.

Salem napping after we got home from his first round of vaccinations.

Luckily, my trip to the vet is almost all gravel.  It wasn’t bad driving down, but by the time I got to the highway on my way home, the vehicles were traveling really slowly, and two trucks had simply pulled off the road.  I decided to go a little farther, but stick with gravel.  I made it home, but my patio was already getting slick.

It covered the window in ice.

It was still raining (and freezing) in the early afternoon.  There was quite a bit of ice building up on the trees.  Thankfully, there wasn’t any wind.

Sky is hibernating in the house (just a quick run out to take care of business).

The goats haven’t been out to pasture, so as soon as I schedule this post, I’m going out to give them some hay.

Bambi, Popcorn, and Flora

Tomorrow, the temperatures are supposed to go down.  By Saturday, we’re expecting another round of snow and a high temperature of about 7°F.

sunset

Sunset

At least we’ve had some pretty sunsets as a consolation to these weather challenges.

 

The Shortest Day

21 Dec

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.

Afternoon sun on Dec. 19th.

I am truly celebrating the sun’s return to the north and the lengthening of the days.

Aurora on the hill

The goats coming up from pasture

The sun setting in the far southwest corner of pasture.

Happy Yule!

Friday’s Leftovers Again!

10 Dec

Mr. Peacock was all puffed up sounding the alarm at something.

2TC

Sky and Tiger (this kitten in huge!)

Penelope and Perdita (behind)

Chiffon

Sunset with Aurora settling in for the night

Pretzel

Rosie

Sunset

Reva