Ice Storm January 2007

It's the middle of January 2007 and the weather man sure got this one right.  We have had three huge waves of freezing rain and sleet that has crippled the entire state.  130,000 homes in Oklahoma are out of electricity.  Everything is covered with 2-5 inches of ice!

Our cattle have been anxious but surviving.  We have good hay and water running in the streams and ponds.  The ice is hard on their feet, bleeding when they walk as the ice cuts.  The noise of the crunching ice frightens them.  They are scared by the truck tires breaking the ice on the grass, by the branches falling from the trees, and even by their own walking.

Don't mess with Mother Nature!