Friday, February 17, 2012

Last month's winter freeze

Well almost a month has past since my last post. We were enjoying the beautiful snow when all of a sudden the weather developed into freezing rain and the freezing temperatures stayed for several days. We woke up to no electricity, LOTS of broken branches and trees and everything covered in a sheet of ice.

We were without power for three days, so tried to make the best of the situation. Spent much of the time splitting wood for the woodstove in the attempt to keep warm, cooking on a camping stove, and spending time with neighbors and friends for dinner by candle light.

Millie had 4 days off from school...

We have been back to normal for a long time now and even had some beautiful spring weather in between. Daffodils and tulips are coming up, flowers are appearing on trees. Our gerbils even love when the sun comes out and jump up on their little house to sun bathe.

During the day they are usually burrowed deep under their woodchips to stay warm, but last week when the sun appeared, they couldn't help soaking up the sun!