This was a big one folks! 14″ of snow and 50 mph winds have buried North Iowa. By 3 pm today we could finally glimpse the highway between gusts.
The wind whipped the snow into high drifts everywhere we looked. Hazel couldn’t go anywhere since it was deeper than she was tall and Telly just couldn’t figure out what happened.
I shoveled my way out to the quilt shop to check on Jackie.
I made my way to the barn to check on everybody there. Two chicks had gotten through a little hole and couldn’t find their way back to Mama who was pretty upset, clucking and pacing. I herded them back home, fed hay to goats, filled water buckets and made my way back to the house.
It was a great afternoon to watch The Fall on Netflix and cut buttons off shirts while Rick cleared the yard. I also baked eggs for the dogs because I have soooo many eggs! I’m getting a dozen or so a day – that’s a lot of eggs! I bake eggs in muffin pans.
And then there were 5. 5 chicks, not 6. I could tell what had happened. When I got to the barn for chores two chicks were again outside and when I put them back with Mama she was very upset. The water was tipped over and I knew exactly what had happened. Obviously one of chicks escaped to the outside of the pen and one of the barn cats grabbed it and Mama flew into a rage trying to reach her baby, overturning the water in the melee. Can you imagine her horror? I don’t grieve the chick as much as I do Mama’s terror. I found cardboard boxes in the garage and built a wall on the inside of the pen which I should have done before now but they’ve been there for weeks. I honestly think I will let them out tomorrow to make their way with the rest of the chickens. Then Mama can defend them – she will fly into any cat trying to get to her chicks.
My pleasant afternoon just became a sad day.
Wanted you to know we have orders here to fill and if Connie can get here tomorrow, we’ll get them in the mail to you. Our road has not been plowed however. My friend, Kathy, has the original Big Harvey in her kitchen and here he is.
Here is Little Harvey.
Both sizes of Harvey are $10.
Little Harvey only is $5.00.
March’s Night Star is $3.00.
Frosty and I Love You are no longer available.
Beyond The Battlefield is $31.00.
When the roads clear up, I will get to Connie’s to take pictures of her fabric. I can tell you enjoyed my tour – haha! And I know you’re going to enjoy the next tour just as much.
And until I talk to you tomorrow, here’s more snow to look at.