Before turning in last night, we brewed some tea and drank it as we watched the Weather Channel.
Even a 10 p.m. they were predicting snow and ice for us. It had been windy for most of the day but the temps didn't drop until after sunset.
As we sat sipping the tea, I heard the wind begin to blow hard and steady in the trees. I held my breath waiting for it to subside....it didn't.
We laid down about 10:30 and I'd just fallen asleep when I heard the unmistakable buzz of crossed power lines. When I opened my eyes, it looked like an arc welder in our yard.
Caillou was off his bed and in our bedroom in an instant and it was all I could do to keep him from jumping in bed with us.
I just knew our power was going off.....but it didn't
This morning when I woke up, it was about 15 degrees outside, but I could tell most of the clouds had moved off to the east. We got a few flurries but no major snow or ice for us this time.
At one point we looked down into the field near the apple tree and five young deer had come out of the woods looking for food.
The sun stayed out most of the days, but the wind made the temps brutal.
I went out this evening and bought a new heater to put in our chicken pen. I didn't want our feathered friends to freeze.