Snow! In Texas! AGAIN!!!

Baymule

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PRETTY!!!! And yes, you will be glad to see it go after tomorrow. We haven't had that much here, but they did have over 5 inches about 30 miles north in the last storm. That's okay, I am not pushing. It can wait for another month, then have one good one and be done.
 

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Here we go again. This time it will be ice, sleet and snow. We had a thunder storm last night, two lightning strikes that shook the house. Close! The big beautiful cedar tree in the lot where our sheep chute and equipment is, got a massive hit. Two enormous branches were split off. The base of the tree is so big it takes two people to reach around it.

@Ridgetop remember the cooling shade we worked the sheep in when you showed me how to shear the woolies off? Yeah, that tree.
A pine tree was also struck and dropped heavy limbs on a cow panel and slightly bent it. My beautiful cedar tree!

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I disconnected two cow panels and dragged one back to open the two lots so the sheep could have some pine needle popcicles. Frozen cedar greens are a sheep delicacy too! At least they will have something to keep busy on.

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Red Heart cedar..... that is what alot of our fence posts are if they are "home grown" and not bought treated posts. That is all we used up north in Ct when I was a kid..... Sap is a pita when using the chainsaw, but the posts lasted for 20-40 years. Sorry you lost some of it. The ice/wet snow does a number on the green leaves & needles on trees.
Sheep sure look like they are in 7th heaven.....
Glad it didn't fall crossways and destroy the panels.... a bent one is bad enough but better than FLATTENED....

We are getting some ice/sleet/snow mix right now also.... messy... cold.... nasty.....
 

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Sorry it's making such a mess. Did that tree get struck, or just split from the weight of ice and snow?
The weather is so off the last few years. We haven't even had enough snow to use my kicksled this year, and we've only had to clear snow a couple of times. Go ahead and send that all up here where it's supposed to be!
 

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I was looking at some video from a Tx station about the mess in the DFW area.... horrible accidents. @Baymule Is that the rt 35 you were going to have to travel to go to your granddaughters birthday????? Horrible pictures.... but it looked like they were all traveling way too fast for the conditions just like so many do around here when we get this kind of cold sleet/ice/snow mess.
 

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