I've done up all the laundry, have about 4-5 days worth of water in buckets for the sheepies and water in other various containers for house use. And I've got the soup on. Cell phone and camera batteries are charged. I took a shower. Now just waiting it out. I'm praying this is just going to be a minor storm, but time will tell. It's suppose to extend into Tuesday, so it's hard to say how much accumulation of ice we will get.
The sheep have been hanging out in their barn most of the time, they will come out when the rain lets up to a mist and eat at the hay bale, but when it comes a downpour they dash back to the shed. They will happily lay out in a snowstorm, with snow piled up on their backs, and a little melted sheep size outline under them. However when it comes to rain they stick to the shelter. Especially a cold driving rain.
The dogs are bored, but snuggled up in their bed--actually sharing it for a change. I went out earlier and Boone sat up and he was sitting on Ariel who was still laying down. What's up with that? Ariel looked like she had a few things she wanted to tell the big baboon. Can't blame her either.
I myself am holed up in the house, occasionally sticking my head out to check on the sheep to make sure they are behaving themselves. I got in enough wood this morning to last the day and cleaned out the ashes, so the fire is going really good right now. I have this wool thingy-scarf-shawl that I found at a thrift store, and I put it over my shoulders and it helps keep me pretty warm, but I can still move around in it. My gloves, boots and coat are all draped or sitting near the stove to dry out, so they will be ready for round two at chore time tonight.
I left the chickens up much to their fowl dismay. I didn't want to be chasing chickens through an ice storm if things went sour fast.
So far so good. Maybe I'll get out some Christmas things here after awhile and see who I still need to get presents for.... or maybe I'll read or work on a project or.....
Is there anything that can look as content as a cat?