Our recent weather has turned cold and wet. This week we had snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice coming down over a two day period, and it left everything outside covered in a coat of ice. The grill is just outside our back door, and it and the deck around it are covered and quite slippery.
This is the first ice event for the new greenhouse. It is holding up well, and the pitched roof made for an interesting display of hanging ice.
I have a metal shepherd’s hook that I use for hold hanging baskets of flowers, usually petunias. It shows just how much ice has accumulated.
The grass is covered in ice, and crunches when you walk on it. It’s slippery as well.
I haven’t gone out to check on the vegetable garden. With temps below freezing, harvests are out of the question. Of course the winter greens are likely covered in ice too. The tomato cages by the side of the greenhouse tell the story.
I have ventured out to stock up the bird feeders. I have a couple hanging on a dogwood tree, and the tree is sagging under the weight of the ice. It is pretty though, and the birds are visiting the feeders as they usually do.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the wintery wonderland of ice here. I’ll be back with more happenings from Happy Acres!