Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oklahoma, a twist on a song, and fun for Calico Acres Farm

I had to share this. A friend posted it on her Face book page earlier tonight. With the snow and sleet coming down like they are and the ice weighing everything down, with lots of Oklahoma without power , again, another ice storm in the news, .......this was just too real... "SNOWklahoma, Where the cold front's sweepin' down the plain, And the piles of sleet, beneath your feet Follow right behind the freezing rain...SNOW…….klahoma....... We know we belong to the land, But it could use some more salt and more sand, That’s why we say…..WHOA! We’re sliding the other way…YIKES!
...............We’ o...........nly sayin’ You’re slick as snot SNOWklahoma SNOWklahoma SNOW-K-L-A-H-O-M-A SNOWklahoma, SNOW-K! "
Rain ice it did! Sleet it did! And snow it did!! We have several inches of fresh white fluff on the ground covering I -don't-know-how-much-ice. . Stillwater is essentially closed (but I bet Walmart is not). A good deal of water came down last night which almost immediately froze everywhere, LOTS of icicles , ice in beautiful patterns is greeting us from almost every window on the house, BUT HALLELUJAH WE STILL HAVE POWER!! The biggest threat in an ice storm is of course that the power lines will be iced over and knocked out of commission. I know other towns were not so fortunate yesterday and I pray that their power is restored QUICKLY but I am very grateful that we kept our electricity throughout the night. I am also very thankful than neither of my very very pregnant dairy goats decided that they HAD to give birth last night. Babies born in this weather simply succumb to immediate hypothermia and die. NOT GOOD for Calico Acres Farm.
Not being of the cold temperature -loving persuasion, this is NOT my weather of choice, but I am so excited for the kids' plans for how to best utilize the lovely white stuff . Our most favorite winter activity is to saddle up the horses, tie sleds and snow boards to the horses and take turns being the horse rider who pulls the snow boarders behind , or being the rider who gets pulled. We do not get this much snow often but when we do.....our kiddos don't want to waste a boardable flake. You won't see much white snow left after a good day of horse and snow boarding. Charlie and kids "invented" this game when we fist moved here and Malachi who typically does not care for horse riding, kept up the game the few opportunities we had while Charlie was in Iraq. Today grandson Blake will get to try our farm sport for the first time. He said, "Isn't that fast?" Isaac responded in pure delight , "YES its fast. Daddy goes super fast and its AWESOME!"
The usual cry of success is "There is NO SNOW LEFT Mommy!" as the soaking wet, cold, and nearly frozen folks come piling back in to enjoy the wood stove which I didn't venture too far from in the first place! I have photos but Blogger isn't letting me upload them right now. I will try again later.

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