Well, once again we dodged a bullet from a predicted winter storm. We awoke to this sight this morning after a glaze of ice we received last night.
That appears to be about 3/8 of an inch of ice covering those limbs. If the ice had continued just a little longer and accumulated up to 1/2 inch that is about the point where the real trouble occurs.
This pine tree couldn’t withstand the weight; good thing there weren’t any power lines underneath it.
All those little needles just accumulated too much ice. Makes a pretty picture though.
Wilma and Jethro said “Hey, it’s about time you came out and gave us our breakfast!” I want to have some livestock on the homestead someday, but days like today I’m glad I don’t have a lot of animals to take care of.
All in all, it could have been much worse. We had an inch of rain before the temperatures fell below freezing. If that entire amount had been freezing rain it would be a disaster area around here. I would have been fairly prepared for it, but I am glad I didn’t have to break out the emergency supplies, although it feels good to know I am prepared if I need those preps! This is the fifth time the weatherman has predicted a bad winter storm and it has not materialized for us here. I hope our luck holds out. Keep prepping everyone.