6:30am and the sky was getting ready...
into that frigid gold.
Eventually it settled.
After we cleaned stalls and set them up, Karen wanted to fill a water bucket and voila!!!!!
NO WATER. When the girls went in last night, the barn felt like 25 degrees. By this morning it was 8 or 9 degrees cooler and outside it was nearly -25! Why now? We have had more cold than this. First we tried a hair dryer. Then Scott brought up a Salamander....no deal.
I went in to warm up and had a piece of toast with pepper jelly.
Can't believe how good this bread is.
Put the girls back in their stalls.
and they were not very happy about it.
My trip to Rochester never happened. Too concerned about the frozen pipe.
When Gary got back from his dentist appointment, he and Doug (who put in our waterline to the barn along with the hydrant) went out to see what they could do. Very discouraging.
Turned the girls out around 2:30 as there was full sun.
In the meantime, Gary was trying to get something together and drove over to Stockham Lumber for some heat tape. It's a darn good thing these flowers are offering me a break from the cold.
Gucci were enjoying the afternoon sun.
I felt sorry for Gary, out there in the freezing cold.
Tucked the girls in for the night...Gary drove to one more hardware store.
While he was gone I ate dinner as I had a 7pm meeting in Brockport.
Red lentil soup, a salad with pears and (of course) a piece of bread....again.
Home at 8:30. Now (9:30) the temperature is -5 and it continues to drive me nuts.
The heat tape is on the pipe in the barn and I'm hoping it will help.
What a day. Hauling water from the house to the barn is no picnic.