This past weekend we had a winter storm warning in our area, with ice predicted up to 1/2 inch. We were warned that the power could go out if trees hit power lines, etc. I always get a little nervous with news like that, since we rely on electricity to heat our home!
We scrounged up what we could use as firewood in the backyard, and covered the old burn barrel, preparing to cook on it, if we had to (We've actually cooked on it before, so that would be no big deal.).
Thank heavens, we did not need to worry, as our prayers were answered and only a small amount of ice fell that weekend. Growing up in the West, neither my husband nor I are used to freezing rain; it just doesn't happen! So we are still learning the ropes of how to prepare for it, and we are still enthralled with the way it changes the world.
Here are some photos of various icy articles in our front yard~
We heard that other parts of Missouri were hit with more ice, and had treacherous conditions. Have you ever lost power in a storm? How did you cope?