Although the news people are saying city streets are clear, here in the country we have a brand new layer of ice. It rained all day yesterday; in fact, when I was out taking the above pictures, my head got pretty wet. But the rain wasn't freezing then. At some point during the night, the temperature lowered enough for the precipitation to freeze on the ground. I won't be going outside today!
Cliff spent a couple of hours re-arranging the animals so everyone could have shelter from the rain if they so chose. Most of the time, the horses choose to stay outside and be covered with a layer of ice. Although Cliff said that when he came in the house for the evening yesterday, they were in their shed. So he feels a little better about all that work. Once we see that the freezing rain is over, he'll put them back out in the big pasture and let the calves have their accustomed lot.
As long as I was careful, I had no trouble walking around the yard and barn yesterday taking pictures. By the way, when I first got out of bed today, I thought to myself, "Hey, my knee almost feels normal!" So the swelling must be going down. Now understand, by "normal" I don't mean my knee feels like it did twenty years ago; but I'm not in constant pain, and that's a good thing.