I believe it went down to -11 last night, so it was pretty chilly (-5) when I went out to do chores.
I think we are going to be hauling water for days. Last night Gary was in the barn until 8:45 putting heat tape on the hydrant. He had to drive many miles to finally get the right length.
Still no luck at this time.
How's this for deep snow?
Right after chores I grabbed Phoebe and Gucci and drove over to Holley so I could return the first heat tape Gary bought that was not going to work. Then I hit a heating and plumbing store for a piece of styrofoam insulation to go around the pipe and heating tape.
Got home in time to start a fire in the wood stove before my class arrived.
Attempted to catch a cat nap this afternoon, but it never happened.
I was shocked when I went out for evening chores. There was NO WIND and it felt mild compared to the past few days. Rochester reached a high of 26. A good break for the girls.
No improvement in the water situation, so we hauled out many buckets.
Leftover red lentil soup for dinner with a salad and Wasa crackers. Easy and delish.
I spoke to thecrazysheeplady this afternoon and boy! has Kentucky been hammered with frigid weather. They have broken records on a daily basis and the coldest was -23 WITHOUT the windchill.