We got hit with a very unseasonable snowstorm yesterday. Our power, internet, phone etc all went out at noon and at this writing have not come back on (27 hours). We officially got 10 inches of snow, but it is heavy and wet and must have compacted–it seems more like 6″.
My first concern was for my newly hatched peeps. They are supposed to be maintained at 90-95º– hard to accomplish in a house with no electricity (hence no heat lamp) and cooling fast all around. I put them under a towel so they could keep each other warm while I figured out what to do. Then while the snow was still coming down, I made the exodus with brooder and chicks wrapped in a towel to my mom’s house. She also had lost power but has a very nice generator to keep essentials going. The peeps bounced back nicely once their “sun” returned! Poor Dave is holding down the fort, which is hovering just above 50°.
So mom’s internet came back on….allowing me not to miss a day of NaBloWriMo! I was SOOO close to making it through all 31 days of October it was a shame to miss the challenge now.
Here are some pics from sunrise this morning: