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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Baby It's Cold Outside part 2

This has been a historic storm here in Texas, and now we are facing a power grid system that is antiquated and not at all able to handle below freezing temperatures. It appears our precious State of Texas was caught off guard by Mother Nature! So, some are without power all together, which means many homes are without heat in temps that have been as low as 1 degree with sub zero wind chills. There has been ice and now there is snow, and along with the cold and the low temperatures comes a simple and perfect beauty that one can only see on the other side of such hardships! My mind has been all over the place today as we seem to have been pretty well prepared with oil lamps, a wood stove, wood for the fire and cast iron cooking ware we could use on the wood stove if needed. But MANY are suffering because they are dependent upon electricity for heat and cooking. Texas is famous for all electric homes. In fact, OUR home is all electric, but we have a wood stove and have never used any other heat source than the stove. This weather has made me think of those less fortunate in other countries also who are experiencing unpresedented cold weather! And it makes me think of the girls who lived in a much colder climate and many times were cold. I'm so thankful they are all here! And now they are cold here. LOL Here are some photos of our day.
The power went out so we made breakfast on the stove.
An Egg froze in its shell and I was shocked to see the morning paper delivered! Whoever our paper deliverer is, they are amazing! We haven't even received mail for a couple of days!
These are some photos of the yard and a view from the street. I would love to go and build a snowman right about now! :) The chickens are safe in the coop for now. I need to go and check eggs again so they don't freeze. LOL Honestly, I'm surprised we are getting eggs! If I were them I'd be too cold to lay an egg! We have a heat lamp for them, but if the power goes out, there goes the lamp. :( I know that as Texas learns more about what happened, they will most certainly take steps to fix the grid so this doesn't happen again. But in reality, this is a once in a lifetime storm, or maybe twice..... I remember 30 years ago. :) Stay Warm! And LAYER! It really helps even though it is terribly uncomfortable!

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