A quick post to let you know that, yes, we are all ok. Sandy hit our mountains with over 2 feet snow and drifts even higher. Like much of the rest of our state we are without electricity. We have a wood stove, and that is providing warmth.
Yesterday, feeding was done with snowshoes, and the tractor got hay to the top of the hill and the sheep in the back pasture. Monday, we stockpiled hay in buildings closer to the some of the sheep. A lesson learned from past snowstorms.
As sometimes happens with big snowstorms, the animals have begun to rearrange themselves because they can walk over the temporary fencing dividing the pasture. Bella, for the first time ever, has actually sought shelter and has hunkered down with two ewes in their small shed. Although you can’t see their fencing at all, so far the rams have stayed in their small paddock. Just in case they decide to wander, the corral gate was shoveled out and closed. And those lambs that were shorn on Saturday, well don’t worry about them. They are tucked away snug in the barn.
Thank you, everyone, for all your thoughts and prayers. The blizzard warning has been lifted, but we’re under a winter storm warning today for three to five more inches. Roads are getting re-opened, so hopefully the lights will come back on soon. We’re praying for all those who were hit much harder and are so much less fortunate than us. We’ll keep you updated as we can.