Monday, January 31, 2011

Blizzard!!!!

In Missouri?? Along with up to 3/4inch of ice.... Ick
 Last ice storm we had was in 2007..
9 days with out power..
18 people(10 of those under 10yrs old)...
 3 dogs(not ours)... a litter of puppies (not ours either)..
I had a few Goats, Chickens and 3 Labs...
Tree in our Backyard after the Great Ice Storm of 2007

The property across from our old house in that same storm..
It was crazy stuff....

If we lose power we have no water..
So I stocked up...

Drinking water.....

Washing hands and brushing teeth..
Convenient little spout...
  When Kyle got home Candice showed him what we had done to get  ready.. He hollered up the stairs "It's NOT Y2K!!!" Kind of an inside joke as I didn't freak out with Y2K and store a bunch of stuff like water...
But having been through at least 2 ice storms and serious winter weather.. I do tend to panic if I think there is a need too. I have 5 people, 16 goats,3 dogs, 4 cats, 30 chickens, and one hamster to take care of!!! If power goes out then we lose water supply. So I am PREPARED!...Not Panicked..
 We got all the animals closed in and any possible drafts sealed up. Everyone has plenty of food and shelter. My pregnant girls are happy they don't have to walk so far to the hay feeder. Sunshine has perked up some since worming yesterday. I am still giving her and Abby Vitamin Cocktails once a day.
 The Wether boys were actually going IN their shelter. Jack and Moses are running around like idiots(their usual).. The rabbits are all in their Little hay bundles. We packed hay around their cages and they get some In their cages too. Chickens got some of the goats old hay to scratch and pick through. They love that idea! Hobo looks like she is living in a small haystack too.. Good thing if it snows like they say it will also add to the insulation and help keep everyone warm.. But really I would rather have Unusually Spring like weather.. Unless of course it comes with floods and tornadoes in that case snow works....
 In the house we have enough groceries to last.. Wood is stacked inside, on the porch and under the tarp. Kyle cut a big load Sunday.. Right now its a Balmy 81*... I had to lose socks and shoes since he decided to really crank up the heat.. Of course he did work out in it today and was damp and cold..
 So we are all ready...  I hope everyone in the path of this Blizzardy stuff is ready for it... Be safe!

13 comments:

Mrs. Bee said...

Better to be prepared. If the worse happens you can always charge a high price for the water to those who mocked your preparations ;)
Stay toasty!

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Been hearing a lot on the news about the bad weather coming your way. Here on the Oregon coast, it's hard to imagine. Stay safe, better to be prepared than not! My hubby makes fun of me, but oh well!

Brenda said...

Sounds like you are well prepared for what ever comes with this winter storm. I can't quit laughing at your comment about how Jack and Moses are running around while all the others are snuggled in keeping warm. Silly boys!

Periwinkle Farm said...

i hope you dont get hit too hard. And it is always better to be safe and prepared then sorry!

Nancy said...

I heard you might get hit especially hard. We are only getting about 4", but major blowing snow next two days.

Glad you are ready! :)

Feral Female said...

We always fill up containers of water too when the weatherman is calling for nasty stuff.

We`re getting socked as I type. Hope everyone comes out without any trouble!

goatpod2 said...

We got half an inch here! Thankful we'll still be able to have water since we have a generator if our power does go out.

Amy

MilkMaid09 said...

We're locked up tighter than Fort Knox here! The surrounding 3 counties are under an "emergency movement only" advisory.

Carol said...

All ready here. The snow is really coming down already so it should prove interesting. It's be just me and the dogs this time.

Kelle said...

Man, other part of the US are getting a sample of MT winters and then some( the ice part we don't typically get)

Glad you are prepped and not paniced, that is no fun.Love the inside joke about Y2K, LOL!!!! Sometimes I think people often forget that you need to prep for your stock as well as your family( actually ours are family, yours too I'm betting*wink*)

We woke to -18F with added windchill factor it's -35F, definately NOT fun and hard on the animals, especially after several weeks well into the mid to high 40'sF and a couple days into the mid 50'sF*sigh* So we make sure they have plenty of warm water, feed and heavy bedding in their barns.

Stay cozy, we'll be praying for all of you,
Kelle

small farm girl said...

We almost always get ice storms here in KY. Those pictures are beautiful, but scare. Be safe.

matty said...

STAY IN! It looks terrible! Hoping that it isn't!

tree ocean said...

Glad to see you are prepared! That is one (and only) advantage for me having a hand pump-until the well goes dry! Then I use a 7-1/2 bucket with bottom spigot (available from beer brewing supply companies)on the drainboard so we can have pretend running water.

I remember those pix of your ice storm! You got clobbered! We had one like that the winter before I was here so that's the year 2000 of our big ice storm.

Here they're saying 16-20" of snow. I'm not sure if that's counting the 1-3 we are getting this afternoon? But it's up from 12-16 and the storm hasn't hit us yet!

oh boy, and then the big dig out!