February 9, 2013
We shoveled until near
midnight and then collapsed as it slowed down a tiny
We checked the pens at 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. and
there wasn't much accumulation, so we slept until
4:30 a.m. and the storm had come on full force
again. Back outside...
We just finished shoveling another foot of snow...
so tired... time to crash for a bit again...
We're just having
breakfast. Still getting 1 inch an hour here...
looks like it will keep up...
until noon. Then we go out and start shoveling the
pens and clearing the driveway. We're going to fire
up the bullet to help melt the HUGE pile up of snow
in all the pens. There's literally no room to move
out there. I think we're at 3 feet of snow now. Just
getting out to Louisville through 3-4 foot snow
drifts takes everything we've got, but you know we
did it for our dear feathered friends. Please keep
the prayers and thoughts of warmth coming... we
still have a full day of cleaning to do. I'll get
photos when I go out.
We put in 5
hours of shoveling and snow-blowing and FINALLY found
everything--cars, duck houses, goose barn. I added a few
fun trails for everyone to wander on and then blazed a
trail to the grain shed and sand pile. The barn pump was
frozen, but I was able to thaw it with a blow-dryer and
get it running and everybody now has fresh food, fresh
water and nice clean pens... if you look past all the
huge mounds of snow anyway!
Jeffrey, Tricia, Nelly-Nell & Jodie-Dee)
Bonnie & Dilly's house (Eesa & Taahn's
house in background)...
Courtyard duck house before we removed
The other goose barn...
Ranger's private ski slope...
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