A Weather Report From Our ‘Neck Of The Woods’…


I’m happy to report that we made it through our coldest night of the season!  Our thermometer reads 20 degrees, this morning, and is continuing to hold firm on that temperature.  I’m not sure we reached the predicted low of 17 degrees, but it’s very cold outside–even though the sun is shinning!

I saw, on Facebook, that some of our neighbors were without power, for a time, last evening.  Thank goodness, we didn’t have a problem with that!  We had a plan in place, just in case, though.

Our son called, very early this morning, to ask if he could come down and take a shower.  Apparently, the water at his house was almost frozen.  In our neck of the woods, we have to put some type of heat lamp beside our pumps to keep them from freezing during extreme temperature drops.  Ed spent part of the weekend scrambling around, trying to find enough heat lamps to meet our needs.  Apparently, heat lamps were in short supply, due to the weather forecast!

Our garden is frozen, this morning, as well as everything else in the yard!  As you can see from the above photo, my barrel fountain has turned into a barrel of ice!  Even the goldfish pond, in the yard, has slivers of ice on top of it, this morning!  The green house had frost on the sides of it, so I’m not sure how well the plants inside are doing.  Time will tell.

For the first time, ever, the door to the chicken coop was frozen shut!  The water supply for ‘the girls’ was also frozen solid.  I brought them a new water supply from inside, but I wonder how long it will be before it freezes, too.  When I cleaned out the chicken house, I noticed their ‘poop’ was frozen, as well! Other than being a bit on the chilly side, ‘the girls’ seem to be doing fine.

All of our other outside animals seemed to have found warm places to spend the night, and all were ready for breakfast, this morning.  The heat lamp, in the dogs’ sleeping quarters, seemed to be a popular spot, last night–for cats, as well as dogs!  It’s a good thing they all get along well!

Today isn’t supposed to rise above freezing, and tonight is supposed to dip back down to around 17 degrees, once again.  By the weekend, our temperatures should be back into the 70’s… and that’s the weather report from our neck of the woods!  Stay warm!

Published in: on January 7, 2014 at 11:02 am  Comments (7)  

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  1. Glad everything is okay at your place. It’s a little colder here, but hoping it will warm up soon.

  2. Got down to 8 here in Alabama this morning, it was cold!

  3. I would love to have 17 degrees! We are down in the singles numbers and with the wind chill, well below 0 most of the time. Wanta trade? I’m glad the “girls” are OK

  4. Really back to the 70’s by the weekend? That’s a crazy temperature change!

  5. Glad you have the heat lamps and that everyone is okay.

  6. Welcome to the world of us Northerners. I won’t even start to tell you what it’s like here, other than to say it’s 8:49 on Tuesday night and it’s 5 degrees outside.

  7. Glad your animals are all safe and warm – and you too!!

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