It is cold outside. The storm arrives on schedule yesterday, according to the weather person. We had rain, slow, drizzly cold rain. After the sun set behind the clouds and temperatures started dropping, the rain turned to sleet. The rain and sleet froze to everything, coating our little world in ice.
Sometime during the night, the snow started falling and has continued through the day.
Chores took longer. Covered head to toe in warm layers of clothing hinders my movements creating a need for more effort even to walk. Breaking the ice covered water troughs so the animals can drink adds to the work load.
I watch the weather daily to keep informed of incoming storms. I like to be prepared to take care of my sheep and other animals. All the animals are handling the storm well. Providing a dry place located out of the wind with plenty of feed to keep them warm.
During and after chores, some of my helpers wanted to play.
It is cold and slippery for me. I go inside to warm up
P.S. All photos I took. I wish the sun was brighter or shining to really show the clear ice on the trees and bushes.