well it was 77F by Saturday. All animals did well, enjoyed the added attention of special feed. We did loose water for a few days so we were hauling water to the barns (great fun) but did not have any water lines freeze.
We did loose electrical power for 21 hours… got that fixed by getting full house generator, got it hooked up and power came back two hours after the generator was turned on. (generator is now in storage under the Meadowbrook cart in the garage)
Currently…74F when was supposed to only get to 65F
There are some who are going to be devastated when thy do get their electricity bill…if they had selected a variable rate plan it has been estimated their bill could be as high as $17,000
We are on a fixed rate plan so really do expect much change.
It has been said the cost to fully charge a Tesla which would have been about $18 suddenly became $900 plus (that is if they had electrical service). There are several local Youtubers who have posted about their Green Energy houses having succumbed to forces of nature, one was totally alternative energy including electric cars which were not charged …then the thaw came… water running out the doors of the house.
We did get out our many Baker Blankets that we have had in storage for a few decades. Also the pony’s new hooded insulated turnout blanket that was ordered in advance of this…that blanket showed up after all of this was over (way to go rush UPS shipping only to find out the hub in Louisville was closed)
But all the stock made it without an issue. We were bedding in shredded straw which was warm for the gang.
We ended up with about six inches of snow during the eight or nine days of sub freezing weather…snow melted in four hours to reveal greening pastures.