Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stormageddan 2011

The Blizzard of 2011 is here ! For the last two days we've been hearing about its approach so when it finally came it was a bit of a relief ? Not really but at least we know what we are dealing with. We're dealing with snow. Between 15-20 inches now predicted.

After bedding everyone (STOP IT !) we overfed and came in for lunch. The view out our kitchen window looked like this:

About an hour later when the snow and winds hit it looked like this:

Just a few hours later at 4pm it looked like this:

Later I was talking to the grand kids on the phone, reminding them for the 10th time about the big snowstorm of 1967 ( Chicago, January, 23 inches) that this Yaya lived through and I told them I would go outside and email them some pics of the farm so they could see the biggest snow of THEIR lifetime as it was affecting South Pork Ranch. Instead of going out, I just stuck my arm out the door. Our yard looked like this:

Our chicken house is just to the left of center. A few hours earlier the chicken House looked like this

So there you have it. Snow. Illinois. Mid winter. Shocking I know. Stay tuned to this blog for more Stormageddan 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Day's like this call for some warm soup. And baking buns. And wandering out an about as little as possible. Only Englishmen and mad dogs wander out in the noon day blizzard!

    Stay bundled up. Flannel sheets are a nice touch also..