A freak winter storm has taken Texas by surprise. For a solid week, snow and sleet have blasted the entire state, driving temperatures into the single digits.
To our northern neighbors, this might seem like a walk in the park. Unfortunately, our cities aren’t prepared for 9-degree weather.
Eyewitness Account from Texas fairy, Tinkerbell:
We’re used to seeing tiny flurries floating in the air on particularly cold nights. This, however, is a brand-new experience. Our property is buried under four inches of real snow!
There are also crystalline icicles dangling off every tree branch. It’s like a scene out of Frozen!
Our trees are losing branches due to the ice and wind, which is kind of dangerous. Both us and our animals have narrowly missed being hit by falling limbs.
The frigid cold has also made keeping the horses hydrated difficult. Since we don’t have heated water buckets, we tried insulating their regular buckets using materials we already had on hand.
Wrapping the buckets with bubble wrap and duct tape has stopped them from turning into chunks of ice, but filling them is still a chore. Until the water hose thaws, our only option is carting them from the kitchen sink to the barn—twice a day.
Aside from the breaking trees and extra work, our family is doing okay. Except we are a bit short on food.
Most of the stores here are closed, and those that are open are pretty bare. No meat, milk, eggs, or bread.
Luckily, we have pet hens!
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