Friday, February 4, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

Along with the rest of the country, we've been in a deep freeze since Tuesday.  A slight snow finally arrived about 6:30 AM.  It's stopped and the sun is coming out.  Thank goodness, the well might thaw out and we can get water to the cows without having to carry it from inside the house to a couple of make-shift containers outside.

Facing south.

Facing north.  Notice the cow-that-hates-me turning her evil look upon me.  She also does not like the black and white cow and will not allow her into the shed.

As a side note, this may be one of the worst norther we've had since moving from Houston in 1982.  We were fortunate in that we did not get freezing rain; it's been a dry cold.  I tried to do more in preparation than ever before.   Unfortunately the heat wrap on the well pipes did not work, but the wrap on the rainwater collection, which supplies water to the house, did work.  I knew the well heat wrap was iffy since it was old and now realize I should have gone with my instinct to buy a new one.  There is not a heat wrap within 50 miles of my house to be had.  I've ordered a heat wrap overnighted which should arrive today if the place of origin was able to get it out on UPS.  We've another cold spell coming in Monday, I think.  I now know what more should be done before Monday and hope the well pipes do not break.

The sun looks very good right now and am hoping everything will thaw out today without incident.

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Until next time, God bless.


DJan said...

That cow does have an evil eye! I see the calf behind her. So glad you were spared the freezing rain, in my opinion the worst of the worst weather!!

Kim, USA said...

Your shots are awesome! Keep warm and stay safe in this unpredictable weather. Happy weekend!
Sky Watch

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds like your evil cow just doesn't like anybody or anything.

Stay warm.

LV said...

It is amazing how the good Lord gives the animals sometimes more sense than people. I hate it for myself when it snows, and I am sure they do too.

AL said...

Does cow gives milk during winter? I'm just wondering, if they can produce ice cream.

Gale said...

I'm sure on a farm snow can be a lot of work and trouble. It's been a blast for our kids though!

SquirrelQueen said...

Goodness, evil-eye cow has a real attitude doesn't she.

I hope your heat wrap arrives before the next cold spell, broken pipes are no fun.