Being back on The Grid make us appreciate the relative reliability of our power system (and the folks our there in the bitter cold right now continuing to bring others back online for power). It also makes us ponder the possibilities of becoming self-reliant. While we impressed ourselves with our ability to adapt to (using buckets of creek water to flush the toilets, cooking food on a kerosene heater, etc.) the recent and on-going power outages it makes us realize our vulnerability. More on that later. For now, here's some more pics of the frozen-ness in our vicinity.
Frozen tree canopy over our road:
Lone sentinel tree in a sea of snow - the Little Wabash River valley west of our place:
Farm up the hill from us:
Road in front of our place:
No trees fell on our house, thank goodness:
View south of our place, hope all the critters are snuggled in a cozy spot:
Sun setting, temps to plummet to -20 windchills, better get inside:
Stay warm and safe!