Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We've got WATER!

Check out what happens to chicken wire when you get lots of freezing rain! The chickens were almost fully enclosed in their coop by the end of the storm, with ice filling the space in the screen door and the chicken wire surrounding the east end of the coop.

The ponds (tanks for your Texans out there) out at Willow Run have been looking a bit sad in the past couple of months...we'd begun to wonder what we'd do for water if they dried up. Then we were hit with an unbelievable winter storm that included hours of rain followed by hours of freezing rain then sleet then snow. While this was not good for driving or power lines, it was great for our fields and our ponds! Here are a few pics of both ponds after the storm...no more water worries for awhile!

This is the pond at the back of the property:

That's Homestead Man there, breaking the ice for the cows and horses.

And this is the front pond:

This was the first time we've seen water run in the usually dry creek bed that runs across the property!

In other news, the calves seem to be enjoying the new shelter Homestead Man and my dad built! Aren't they adorable?

And...an age old truth is revisited...boxes really do make the best toys!

For a great post on our winter storm and lessons learned, check out my neighbors blog today over at WatSourced!

1 comment:

HermitJim said...

Took me a minute to figure out what the chicken wire with ice was...never saw it that way!

Looks like you are good to go for a while, huh?

Just gotta love those empty boxes!