Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow and Ice

We had lots of snow (10 inches), then a misty rain which froze on top.

The melting snow and ice glisten and are
a sight to behold...

but so heavy and brutal on the trees and plants.
We have lost another apple tree from the
extreme weight of the ice and several branches
from other trees have snapped off.

Little frozen rivers of ice on top of the snow!

A frozen puddle on top of the snow.

The trees look as though the White Witch (Narnia)
has passed through our little hamlet.

(Moments after snapping this photo, the branch above it
shattered and came crashing down.)

I had just stepped away to check out my little
Hens Haus.

The wall outside was painted with a
solid sheet of ice.
Frozen doorknob
I had a dickens of a time getting in to feed and
water my flock, who by the way, are not
at all happy to have to stay inside for
several days.
My poor little car covered in snow and ice.

The birds are extra greedy, gobbling up nearly twenty
pounds of feed in two days!
I think I will stay inside and crochet me a pair of
toasty fingerless gloves.

"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail"

"He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?"
Psalms 147:16&17


Heidi said...

You and your neighbors are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the weather gets better, your hens stay cozy, and your plants stay alive in this tough time. I look forward to seeing your new fingerless gloves.

Farming On Faith said...

Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Have a warm and cozy weekend.

Mrs Georgina said...

Hi Raeann.

I think we are due for the same storm tonight. Snow is forecast and I am thankful that I have nowhere to go. :)

Michelle said...

You sure you don't live in Alaska? Your pictures look like our home when we lived in Anchorage. LOL Definitely time to cozy down into the house. Hope you and your animals stay warm.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your snow photographs. Since we don't get snow and ice where I live, I was quite fascinated by your photos. I thought that they were quite beautiful, except for the one where your car was covered with ice. That wasn't so nice. :)

I'm sorry to hear that you will be loosing an apple tree though, ugh. :( I look forward to seeing your crocheted fingerless gloves. :)

Camille said...

Ohhh Raeann! We didn't get the ice like you did! How pretty it is, but how nasty to living things like your poor trees. :( Keep cozy my friend.


Sharon said...

Dear Raeann,

Your photos are beautiful! I love how ice and snow make everything look so clean, sparkly and pure. I am sorry to hear of losing your apple tree :( We finally got some snow today and it is sticking (snow from last week melted).

I look forward to seeing your fingerless gloves too! I wish I could crochet.

Have a most blessed evening!

PS I am having a giveaway on my blog!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

My, what a lot of snow and ice! It does look magical, though, doesn't it? I do feel sorry for the poor trees, though, and all the critters stuck out in the cold. I know how chickens detest snow, so I hope yours can run around outside soon.

I hope you're having a wonderful day, knitting away! We could use fingerless gloves while sorting clothes at the thrift store where we volunteer. I'll have to get out those needles that are hiding somewhere and get knitting, myself!



Thistle Cove Farm said...

I am so sorry y'all are having such a harsh winter; it's dreadful and so life CAREFUL! Ice can be deadly.
Thanks for your kind comments and for entering my giveaway; you made me smile!

Storybook Woods said...

It was quite a storm, wasn't it? We did not get the heavey ice though but it sure was pretty!! xoxo Clarice

maria said...

Since I am just reading this post...I pray that the melting has begun :)

How are the gloves going?