I question how we, as a family, can become a little less dependent. We are totally dependent, as a society, on power, whether that comes in the form of electricity, gas, or what have you. Even if you have a generator, you need to fuel it with something. And eventually, that something is going to run out.
***End of public service announcement for the coming Apocalypse***
Anyway...though we don't have a generator (yet), we are blessed to have a woodstove. And we were very blessed that it was cold enough outside to store our food in a cooler on the porch, being that a refrigerator, if left unopened, will keep food for about 12 hours. A freezer will keep food for about 48 hours, but power was back on before we had to worry about losing everything.
And even though our neighbors graciously offered to let us come over and get water, Byron had a lot of fun melting snow for the animals:
And the animals had no idea anything was amiss!
|Rachael, who is now weaned, and Flower, who has been ingloriously renamed "The Rectangle" due to her girly figure, are good to go as long as there's hay around.|
|We're still using the hen house for hay storage, but will soon put the chickens out on pasture.|
|The Rectangle in all her snowy glory.|