This is brutal weather for Arkansas, and the state really isn’t equipped to handle it. It was -4 degrees this morning when I went out to feed and water the chickens. Their water finally froze up, despite the heat lamp. But that was the first time it has since the cold and snowy weather hit.
It was so darn cold my nose stuck together before I got back inside! I think this might be the coldest weather I’ve ever been in.
We ended with a total of nine inches at our house, with another 9-14 predicted for tomorrow. I can’t even begin to tackle shoveling the length of our driveway from the shop to the road, so I likely won’t be going out for a couple of weeks.
I could get the tractor out and scrape it with the bucket, but Jim has so much junk stored around the tractor that I wouldn’t be able to get it back in without running over something, and I don’t want to leave it outside all year.
I pieced my other six inch stars yesterday.
I still have no plan for them and my imagination isn’t sparking on all cylinders, so four blocks they shall remain for now.
We are so incredibly fortunate to still have power, I know that something like five million people don’t with this widespread storm. I don’t know if that will remain the case after we get another foot of snow dumped on us.
Entergy has already requested reduced power consumption, lower thermostats and hot water heaters turned off, but I don’t know how many people get their updates (I get a text), and how many actually listen.
I really hope the power sticks around, because I fed my sourdough this morning and plan to whip up a batch of wholegrain waffles tonight!