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Our ccccold week

Ah, the first sign that spring is on it's way.....and then our week of crazy weather happened.
DH went to work at 3am Sunday morning, on his normal schedule (if you call 3am normal).  He came home Tuesday at 5pm.   I'm thankful that he was prepared, and had packed a bag in anticipation of the bad weather.  We had generators ready at the house, and milk barn, chili in the crockpot, laundry caught up, a plan for the animals.....all ready for a winter storm.
On Sunday it rained buckets.  This is the side yard, not the pond.  See the huge tree to the left?  I was concerned about everything freezing that night, and tree branches falling on the house.  I asked DH if I should worry about getting squished in the night by a huge pecan tree..... he informed me that there was no chance of that, because it's an oak.  (But we do have 5 wonderful pecan trees.)
The equine were hiding out under the potato house (left in the picture before this one), and Emmi had to fetch them.  She was so cute tromping through the rain with 3 little guys following her.
Also shown in that picture....one of our no-freeze faucets......priceless!  I am so thankful for them.
We had hot chocolate several nights straight from the cow, and homemade cookies.  The kids were great helpers, and thankfully, our power never went out.  
Besides milking time, we went out twice a day to check on animals, and provide non-frozen water.  Here are William and Jennifer, having a little fun.  
So, we survived our first winter storm (which never really happened) and endured record low temps here at our farm.  I feel a sense of accomplishment, even though the power never went out, and nothing major happened.  We were prepared, and I know we could make it, even with DH gone, if we had to.
Again, SOOOO thankful we never lost power!

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