Hello. How was your weekend? Did you have a good Easter?
Our Easter weekend ended up being extra long thanks to an ice storm that rolled through our area on Thursday. The storm closed both Matt’s and my work and turned off our electricity for 9 hours.
By Good Friday, the freezing rain had stopped, but temperatures had not risen, and a thick coating of ice covered everything.
Just days into spring, and our lilacs had their new green growth encased in ice.
The ground was covered in ice chunks from the trees and bushes.
Icicles dripped off the back of the bird feeder and at the front there was a steady queue for the only food available.
In the garden, icicles hung from the top fence rail and the chainlink was augmented with its own icy shield.
Fortunately, we didn’t have much damage. The worst was losing just a few branches off the pine trees.
The weight of the ice is incredible. Normally, we can walk easily under these branches that are touching the ground.
Down the driveway, more branches overhung far enough that Baxter could reach them.
Temperatures finally started to rise on Saturday afternoon. Ice slid off the roofs and the cars in sheets. Slowly the branches returned to their usual heights as the trees shed their icy casings, shards shattering into the ground.
By yesterday, Easter Sunday, the farm was back to normal.
What was the weather like where you are? Did you do anything special this weekend? How did you celebrate Easter?