Iced In...

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by FarmGirl18, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    We are iced in with no power!! :( The generator is running a couple of lights, and our well. But it's kind of boring, just sitting around with not much to do...hope it comes back on soon.
     
  2. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    that's no fun!! I have been there before.
    I hope your lights come back soon also
     

  3. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Break out the board (bored) games, puzzles- take pictures of the ice- use the barbeque to heat up some soup- easy advice but I do know how you feel.
     
  4. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    That sucks! We still have power over here for now. I hope it's over soon too.
     
  5. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    My sister has been taking tons of pictures...the ice is really pretty. Then we played a really long board game, and I lost. :( Oh well, we'll see what happens.
     
  6. Pam B

    Pam B New Member

    175
    Oct 15, 2007
    Southern Michigan
    We didn't get the ice as bad as they did down south, but it was bad enough to cancel school across the county. Doing chores-on-ice is so much fun! And you should see my does walking across the ice to get into the milk barn. That's a sight! :snowcool:
     
  7. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    i wish you all luck and hope it passes soon.
     
  8. mystic's_mom

    mystic's_mom Guest

    265
    Oct 5, 2007
    I am so glad we didn't get all the ice! We got tons of ice last year, and my poor horse slipped and injured his hip really good; I didn't ride him for 4 months because of it. He didn't break anything, but there was some major muscle damage, and bone bruising...he was lame for a long time! Nope, I will do with out ice thank you!!!Lol!!!! :? :wink:
     
  9. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    My poor goats and sheep were trying so hard not to slip and fall! Lyric and Heidi just glared at me! :shock: Thor was stupid and jumped over the water bucket I think he now knows what it was like for me! :roll: And Tempest, Molly, Clyde and Speck were just being as careful as possible so as not to slip.

    Our power flickered on and off last night but we still haven't lost it. (knock on wood, we need a smiley for this) My dad and I were feeding everybody and we were just watching the whole town flicker on and off. Still no school today. Are you still alright Bethany?
     
  10. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Well no ice here... it feels like summer! Although I am going to visit Iowa for the holidays, I think it'll be icy there!
     
  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Oh that sucks, I hope you get power back soon. During last week's storm we didn't lose power, but about everybody else lost it for a couple days.
     
  12. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Yep, we're doing alright, but still no power. :( Oh yeah it's so funny to see the goats slipping around on the ice!! It's been raining most all day so alot of the ice melted on the ground, so now it's an absolute muddy mess. I'm having a hard time keeping all my Boers dry unless I lock them in the barn, because one of them will just stand out in the rain cause she's scared of the others. But I'm hoping they'll be okay shut in, I have doors and windows open so there's alot of ventilation.
     
  13. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    WOW! I saw the damage that ice storm has done to all of you that got it, all I can say is stay warm and safe, theres plenty to do without power....use your imagination, or just go to sleep and hope its all melted off when you wake up! The last time we had any icing here was a few years ago..it had snowed about 6 inches then rained on top...and I did not like it! My goats stayed in the barn because they were going through the ice into the snow underneath and ended up getting some pretty nasty cuts on their legs from the ice slicing them. Be thankful for the workers who are out in the cold trying to clear the fallen trees and such off of those downed power lines, I am sure it is not an easy job to do. Hope that you all affected by this storm are safe and can stay warm.
     
  14. prairiewolf

    prairiewolf New Member

    97
    Oct 17, 2007
    southeast Kansas
    I hope your power gets turned back on soon! We got a little bit of ice here but not nearly as bad as some people got it.
     
  15. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    The longest I have been without power is just shy of two weeks- I almost cried when it came back on. What a wimp I am- can you image living 150 years ago with none at all- just doing everyday things to survive took all the effort.
     
  16. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Wow, enjoytheride, that's a long time!! Yeah, it's hard to believe how much we depend on power these days. But, my Dad just turned the generator off for the night, so I'd better quit.
     
  17. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

    386
    Oct 5, 2007
    California
    FarmGirl18
    Hope you get power back soon and that everyones doing O.K. My brother in Oklahoma City has power but his neighbor tree fell on his truck:blue:. My aunt and cousins in Tulsa are still without power. Shelly
     
  18. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Oh dear, thats too bad! Hope it didn't do to much damage. :(
     
  19. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Here's a few pictures my sister took on Monday I think.

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    Still no power! :?
     
  20. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

    386
    Oct 5, 2007
    California
    Wow that some serious ice. Hope that poor bird's feet aren't frozen to the limb. I really don't know how much damage was done to my brother truck my mom was the one who talked to him. Hope you get power back soon. Shelly