Yesterday was divided between long periods of sitting waiting as I flew impossibly through the sky and then short periods with long corridors of full out “excuse me!, coming through”! RUNNING.
ON my return trip from Fresno airport to O’Hare, Chicago, my first plane was delayed just enough to cause everything to come crashing down but by some miracle after two planes, and two trains and a lot of sprinting through airports and underground tunnels I made every connection WITH my suitcase full of California lemons and got back to Chicago to a flooded end of the line railway station. Then with some ducking and diving and sloshing and imaginative parking, from the pickup man, I finally got to the truck and we drove the next hour home in heaving rain.
We have had a lot of rain in my absence. And then this was the warning for last night
*Freezing rain possibly mixed with sleet at times. Ice
accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch and minor sleet
accumulations are expected.
The freezing rain came in shortly after I arrived back on the farm. So we arrived just in time.
I don’t even want to look out the window this morning.
But I am home and, ignoring my suitcase, and after chores, I will start by sorting out the animals left out in this slush. I will clear out some spaces in the barn and get them into the dry. Get more straw into beds. At least the rain is finished for the day. But more falling ice is forecast for tomorrow so Molly and Sheila are being relocated for sure. When the ground starts to melt their bed melts too.
Thank goodness the boys got the first load of hay in while the ground was still frozen. The second load will have to wait until the ground is hard again. There is no getting a truck close to the barn for a few days maybe longer.
I hope you have a lovely day. I am not exactly sure what my day will be like but I do know I can feel citified running muscles that I do not usually feel in the morning.
Back to work then.
Wednesday 02/21 0% / 0 in
Mostly cloudy. High 34F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night 02/21 20% / 0 in
Mostly cloudy. Low 27F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
6:38 am 5:34 pm
Waxing Crescent, 30% visible 9:54 am 11:42 pm