Some Icy Pics

Icy Pictures from January 29, 2005 (morning). Ice Storm hit the SouthEast part of the US.

Pictures from our backyard. Tabletop, tree, railing, floor of deck with granular ice scraped off to show how deep that is, and then the rest of that bottom is solid ice; The dog (Lothar) exploring; hens in pens.

The hens in the pens are iced in. The pictures don’t show it well. I didn’t even take a picture on the most icey side of the A-Frame. It’s really cool looking, but for some reason I didn’t get that photo taken.

7 thoughts on “Some Icy Pics”

  1. Hey, that’s what it looks like around our place right now! For different reasons of course. 😉 Everything is ice and thick, thick frost here…pretty…but I can’t wait for Spring…which will be a lot longer in coming for us than for you. I guess I can more easily say to you, “Enjoy winter while you have it.” LOL 😉

  2. Thank you Tamara!

    I was just out in it again, to feed the hens. I couldn’t feed them earlier since their feed bucket was frozen shut too. Oops, forgot to bring it in last night.

    So since those pictures were taken more frozen rain fell, then rain/freezing rain combo that melded everything together. Slippery, thicker, yuckier to get out to the pens and feed the hens!

    The SuperYard pen has two sections of metal roofing on the edges with a sheet of thick plywood over the top, and a couple of things on top of that to add weight since we had windy weather this past week. Well it’s all glued together with ice. I had a mess of a time getting feed into their pen. Usually I can bend up one end no problem and get them their feed. I could only move one side a few inches, and had to pour it onto their cardboard box top (their nest box) and then try and shove it sideways over the edge of that into the pen. Hard to describe, just a blechy bad way to do it. Ice is heavy! And unmovable! I knew that, but hadn’t really planned for all to grow into one giant heavy big icy lid.

    Russell knocked a bunch of ice off of the A-Frame nest box door for me earlier, so that wasn’t a problem. Of course, no eggs anyhow, but nice to get inside that way. I feed them through the side chickenwire, it’s at an angle so works well to pour it in for them. I just couldn’t do that earlier due to the iced up bucket.

    Well this will melt tomorrow, most likely, as some point, or by Monday. Back to “more normal” 40’s and low 50’s. But staying colder at night, down to about freezing at night, which we hadn’t been experiencing much at all.

    So Winter is finally here for us it seems. Nice ice storm and then this’ll melt, cold nights, cool days, a few warm days, then maybe another ice storm, or not. Then Spring will arrive! I’ll be glad for it. It’s what I’m used to now.

    Used to be different where I grew up, in PA, we had heavy duty winters. Then I lived in Florida for so long … that perverted the whole view of winter. So we’ve been here 8 years now, so the quick winter Early Spring thang is getting to be second nature for me.

    “Enjoy your longer winter!” I used to really miss those. Now I get enough in a weekend or two 😉

  3. Yes, well, it’s ALL relative 😉

    In PA I recall our neighbors left their thermostat on 60 degrees in the Winter. That was NOT the norm for most folks then. They ran around in shorts and tank tops in the house all winter. It was North Central PA, very cold, snowy, long winters. It was SO WARM at our neighbors house!

    Then we moved to Florida. They are all whimps down there. I moderated a bit, but never as whimpily as everyone else 😉

    So moving to Georgia was good. We get a real Winter here every so often. Winter is moderate with snaps of bad weather that one really doesn’t ever see in South Florida.

    The thing is, people around here that are FROM here are whimpy about the cold weather too.

    40’s: I wear warm stuff, 50’s: I start shedding clothing to summer type stuff. 🙂

    In Florida a “freeze” wasn’t uncommon, but just a day of it. Anything below 60 degrees and the fur coats came out at our church. It’s “Fur Day” we’d predict. 🙂

    People would walk around bundled up at those below 60 degree temps. 🙄 (with the tourist obvious in their bathing suits and flip flops 😉 )

    Here in Georgia people walk around bundled up at those temps too. 😉 No tourist really either. 🙂

    So I can understand how YOU are feeling about such temperatures, being in AK … I agree, they are rather moderate.

    Well our ice is dripping. It sounds like light rain. Crack, crack, crack, CRASH and ice falls in heaps from trees. That’ll be the theme of the day as it all loosens up and melts away. It’s 34 to 36 degrees now. We had two days that stayed below freezing. It’s time for some warm weather.

    My Peonies were starting to sprout new growth nubs last week. I hope they aren’t too early. I think they are. Hope they’ll be OK.

  4. Kim, I dread summer too, but I like what the sandwich of summer is, I mean, the bread, not the filling. 🙂

    I don’t do well in heat at all. I melt above 72 degrees F. I really do.

    But I still love Spring and love to go barefoot at 55 degrees, etc. I’d be happy with 65 as a high, and down into the 30’s at night.

    I do like Winter coldness, and didn’t mind it when I lived in PA as a child, it was “normal” then, it’s all I knew. Here in GA it’s “up and down” and so I get sick of that, and wish for Spring. 😉

    My genes are all European: German, English, French, Irish, Dutch, etc. Cold enough in those places for me to know that this heat of GA Summers is way too much for my delicate fair skin and blood. Give me cold anyday. Give me an icebath in the summer, and I’d be pleased. 🙂

    I’ve lived with A/C during heat to survive, and had to live through a whole summer last year with none here. It’ll be the same this year too. The difference of cold A/C and none is amazing. I’m two completely different people under those different conditions.

    So I am saying I like it warm. 65 or cooler. OK? 🙂

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