Friday, March 6, 2015
Freezing and Ill
I went out to feed the hens and went back to bed that morning. Then, I called exbf at 5:30 pm to get the weather. Other than those two things, I have been asleep all day. Oh, I went to get the mail and the box was coated in ice and not opening. I did call him at 11:30 pm and ask him to watch the news for the weather again for me. He was asleep for the night. I thought it was 6 pm. I was so confused.
Back to the hens. The door latch to their pen was covered with ice. So, getting it open was chore consisting of beating it and using both hands for a one-handed job. I gave them three days of corn and oats and a pbj sandwich. I knew I was not going out again!
For the whole of Thursday, 24 hours, I did not drink or eat anything.
The raspberries went into the dehydrator on Wednesday. It is about 1:30 am, Friday right now. They still have not begun to dry. They appear to be melting down into the mesh. I won't be dehydrating anymore raspberries in any form. This is not a failure, just a lesson learned. Tomorrow, I will make a bit of raspberry jam.
The tv weather girl said we had no snow, just ice. Well, pardon me. My yard had an inch of snow. I know ice from snow. I have had a yard full of ice and did not have just ice on Thursday. Yes, there was a top layer of ice. The limbs have a full 1/2 inch of ice. So does the snow. So far, I have not lost my electricity.
If I can survive this frigid cold (18 F) night , it will be gone in 12 hours. I must have left my purse in the car. I need the one medicine I carry everywhere. But, I am too afraid of falling down to go out. After tonight, the weather will be in 50s and 60s...yay! The last time I fell on ice was in 1993. I hurt myself so badly slipping down concrete steps that I am terrified of ice now.
No eggs on Thursday. That is what happens when their water is empty.
Many dreams but all gone.
So, there is not much to tell. I am too ill with fever and sort throat to do anything but go back to bed in my 40 degree F house.
Do you give your animals extra food so you don't have to go out? So, they will be able to keep warm in frigid weather? Have you given up chancing walking on ice?