Sorry I haven't been posting lately, but we've been mighty busy here at Oleo Acres, one of the cheaper spreads.(aka Sheep Thrills Farm) For the past few weeks, we have had one storm after another batter us. The strange thing is was that these storms came from a very unusual direction. This has caused a very big, large, humongous, giant ice dam on the north side of the house. We started noticing water dripping from the windows in the office, then in our bedroom, then making it into the kitchen. Did I mention this ice dam is really big? :) I have been on the phone with our insurance company getting everything set up for a roofer, plus a restoration company, to come and deal with this problem. We have never had a problem...until this year. Normally our storms hit from the north or northwest. This one came from the south and southwest. Instead of dumping snow, sleet, ice and more snow on the south elevation of the house where it melts off quickly, the storm dropped the snow on the north side. Not good.
I will try to keep you posted...but I am heartbroken at the prospect of having to have half of our newly finished kitchen torn apart. I know they will fix everything after the ice dam is removed, but part of it is opening the walls up to make sure they dry completely before replacing damaged drywall. All I can say is "Oi!" with an "Uff Da!" thrown in for good measure.
I let the girls out for a bit this afternoon when the snowing stopped. I could just hear Ailee saying to her mom, Amanda, "Gee, Ma...is Aunt Lacey heading back into the barn? I don't think I like this cold deep stuff." and "Psst...hey, Mom...Loretta is eating the white stuff! Eew!"