We are hearing a lot from people we know and strangers that we are in for a hard and cold winter. I don’t know if we are or not. As weird as the weather patterns are around the world, and all the more prominent signs from the Bible, I would not be surprised.
I started this post on November 14 and am just now getting back to it. The cows and horses were getting thick coats in late October. And Diamond, who changes colors every spring and winter, has gotten her blackish winter coat earlier than usual this year.
Thanksgiving Day was drizzly in the morning, and in the 60s. By mid afternoon the temperatures dropped into the 40s and was raining. By the time everybody headed home, I think there might have been some light snow mixed in. But then it turned into freezing rain during the night. On Friday it was a little frosty and there was a layer of ice on the grass and fences.
We had to use the tractor and bale spear to break the bale ring loose so we could lift it and move it to the next bale.
The hot wires keeping the cows in from the hay ground is coated and the grass is laid over and coated with ice.
It rained off and on for most of Friday and Saturday. My son and our cousin that grew up in Lawrence was going to the KU/KState game in Lawrence Saturday afternoon. Our cousin went to KU and had tickets. Other than the fact that it was icy, cold and KState beat KU, I think they had a good time at the game. At least as much as you can freezing during the game. I was glad to stay home where it was warm in the house. Besides our granddaughter was still here through Sunday. We had about .25 or more inches of ice by the time it was done.
The ice turned to rain sometime Sunday and continued through Monday. That helped to finish off the ice and left us with mud. Better than ice. It sure would have been nice to get this badly needed moisture a couple of months ago when it was warmer.
This is what it looked like around here on Sunday after Thanksgiving. The hot wires were down and we had to knock off the ice to get them back up.
Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanks giving and are having better weather. I am not ready for snow, but it would be preferable to ice.
Stay Safe and God Bless!