Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We Woke up to This

We had snow last night.  I am certainly not ready for this but at 32 degrees it will not last long. 

It may be time to take down the fall decorations.

But what do I put up when I do not want to do Christmas yet??

The wet and heavy snow has caused a power outage.  With a whole farm generator we hardly know there is a problem.  When we first moved to the farm Warren had to hook up the generator to a tractor when our electrical service went out.  That was never a fun task as it was almost always bad weather when our juice went off.  He would have to check it constantly to make sure all was well and to refuel, by caring 5 gallon containers from the fuel tank to the tractor. Later we got a new generator that has an automated switching system. Nice.
One summer Sunday morning around 15 years ago lighting hit the generator shed and caused a fire and disrupted our electrical service.  We had the fire department quickly on the scene and the fire was soon out.  As our livestock buildings are fan ventilated we quickly had to remove the fans (they pop out rather easily - well if you are a guy) to get air to the hogs.  By the time the guys got to the last rooms some of the animals were showing signs of stress.


Millie said...

Bah Humbug MOTH would say don't even bother to put up your Chrissie decorations Bec, but I say go for it girl NOW! We are just starting so have some warmer weather, roll on Summer!!
Millie xx

VictoriaArt said...

Hmmmm,winter is coming, no? We had sprinkles and actually more then this on Halloween, so I am ready!

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Hi is mild in London and feeling like September...I wish we had a little snow here. I am with Millie...go for the Chrissie decorations! x:)