For the Solstice we got a lot of ice and lost power. I’ll post a few photos here, but don’t have much time to write–we’re running errands and want to get home before dark!
David helped by Norman choosing seeds from the Jonny’s and Fedco catalogs
Mr Fluff relaxes by the Christmas Tree. This is when we still had electricity.
Then the ice came–here is an ice-laden pine tree.
I spent some time in the barn with the horses–here is Casey, looking out at the icy world.
a lot of tree branches came down, and some entire trees broke under the weight of the ice. This was a box elder tree in the horse pasture.
Branches of the Norway Spruce in our back yard
the apple tree near the woodshed
the Christmas tree
then the lights went out. we sat at the kitchen table with lots of candles, reading, playing cards, etc.
cooking breakfast this morning by candlelight.
The worst is over for now. We still plan on having our traditional Christmas Eve caroling party, even if it is by candlelight!