Other rejected post titles: Sneaux-pocalypse, Ice-mageddon (saw both of these on facebook this week)
We are having an unusually cold winter here on the farm. Of course, I should say right now that what we are experiencing is nothing compared to what folks north of us have to deal with on a regular basis, but for us, even just dropping below freezing presents a whole new set of problems that we are not used to dealing with. Seriously, I don't know how you folks up north do it!
The spigot actually blew off the poultry house sink while we were at work that time causing water to rocket up to the ceiling of the building and cascade all over everything inside, including the closest rabbit pen with 7 baby bunnies. We were at work at the time and came home to a strange roaring sound coming from the building. We don't know how long the thing was jetting out water, but the ground all around the building was saturated and everything inide was soaked. Thank goodness none of the animals seemed worse for the wear, and nothing got wet that couldn't be dried.
Since then, we have learned how to shut off the water to those out building and to run the pressure off the lines and hoses. This time our worse pipe related casualty was an old, old hose spigot that only the neighbors use. In all cases, Big Onion stepped up to the plate and was able to use his amazing ability to fix just about anything that's broken to set things right quite quickly.
Below are some pictures from our most recent freeze...
little hand dug pond and breaking up all the ice.
It was also funny to watch our rooster, Frankie, peck at then cock his head and stand on the frozen water in his pen. When I let them out of their pen, the ducks would take a couple steps then plop down to warm their feet before getting up to waddle a little further on their way to breakfast.
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Friday, January 31, 2014
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