Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Frozen Farm

We've plunged into the arctic here in Western WA. This is something we just aren't used to. I'm having to haul warm water from the house several times a day to keep the water buckets for the animals thawed out. I have not water out in the barn or coops and have had to disconnect all hoses. Sunday night we went down to 20 and a high of 25, right now the thermometer says 21. Starting tonight we have a "winter storm watch" with more snow--maybe. They do know if precipitation moves in it WILL be snow because it is not suppose to warm up at all. This has been the longest cold spell I've ever experienced in my 15 years in WA. And it is NOT expected to get any better before Christmas (which means we could have a white Christmas).

Here are pictures from around the "Frozen Farm".

The chickens do not like to go out in the snow at all.

Frozen water and chicken tracks.

Great shot, Kelsey. She took most of these pictures. I love this one. This used to be a big mud pit and is now frozen solid. One thing is for sure, everything looks cleaner now.


Mimi said...

Wow! You are cold. We are too, but not THAT cold! Stay warm and safe, you guys.

Anonymous said...

Brrr. The Northwest is sure experiencing weird weather. Stay safe and warm. It sounds as if cold weather is not the norm where you live. I live in rural North Idaho, and it has been ten below zero every night and rarely does it get above 15 degrees during the day. That's not normal for here, but we always have snow during the winter. I wonder how people who are not so well off are coping. Hopefully they can find shelter from the cold and wind.