Most of the chickens were in the Tobacco barn and they had fun scratching all over the ally ways and in the stalls. The turkeys practiced their strutting and other than looking wistfully out toward the pasture the poultry weathered the storm really well.
Yesterday after the worst of the storm animals started to come out and about. They were glad to see the sun and it really was a nice day. They really miss the pasture though and the turkey's followed by the Buckeye and Buff's made a brief trip out to the Johnson grass but the ice has made it too hard for them to forage very much.
The turkeys came up to the house to see what I was doing and then rested by the maple tree before heading back through the snow.
This morning is dawned crisp and hazy, I took a series of photos from the deck and stitched this panoramic together. The sun is in the east and the building to the south. It was a beautiful winter sight and somehow just made the farm so much more wonderful.
We had no power for a couple of hours but really never noticed it, the propane lights made the house cozy and bright, the option to cook on the woodstove or the gas range was wonderful and we had lots of hot water. The pantry has anything we could really want in it and I got to do some cooking from scratch. Tapioca pudding for me and Cranberry Loaf for Ralph.
There is a lot of snow and some big drifts and the Snow Plow has filled the driveway with a wall of snow we have not attempted to go through but we have no need to go anywhere. We are working on the garden plans and enjoying the wonderful place we have come to live.
So ends our first severe winter storm in Kentucky, a quiet and strangely fun time was had by most of the critters here. I hope it went well for all of you.
Now here is a short video of the Snow Ducks in the storm.....the quiet sound of snow falling with a clank or two from Ralph putting wood in the stove.
Take care and God Bless