As I sit here this morning, in the beautiful sunshine that is surrounding me in the Lone Star State, I can’t help but wonder just how bad it’s going to be at home. They currently have no power. It went out at about 1am this morning according to Zach. And they’re forecasting 10-15 inches of snow. No power means my chickens don’t have a heat lamp, and my cowboy and the family are back to living in the stone ages. I’m worried about everyone. Which Zach would not like- since he says there’s no point in worrying if you can’t do anything about it. And of course, I can’t since I’m 1000 miles away. I missed last year’s power outage too- the ice storm that caused the state to be declared a disaster area. And while it wouldn’t be fun to live without power, I wish I were there to at least hang out with Zach. But then he’s probably thinking he’s thankful that I am getting to ride. At least we know we love each other!
I snapped some photos before I left of all the icky snow that Zach piled up from the last two blizzards and figured now is as good a time as any to share those.
Here is one of the teenie trees on our place. I have no idea how old this tree is, as I didn’t plant them. I’d say the tree is about 4 feet tall.
All of this snow was pushed out of our driveway.
You can’t see it from here, but the pile is nearly as tall as the house!
This is a photo of the drift where he quit pushing. It’s about 3 and a half feet tall by 15 feet wide, and who knows how long. It runs about 2/3 the length of the driveway.
There is probably less snow now than when these photos were taken, as they had about a week of above freezing days, that came complete with sunshine too! But even if these piles have shrunk, another 10-15 inches will make a massive mess. Zach will get to spend the next several days after the storm in the tractor cleaning up.
I truly am grateful to be out of the mess, but I wish they had power and that they didn’t have to deal with all of this. Like I’ve said before, Mother Nature, well she’s a bitch.