We have been experiencing heavy frost here on the plains and for us, that often means the snapping of branches and limbs from the few trees and the snapping of power poles and lines. As I was at the chicken coop yesterday afternoon, I walked by the Great Elm that has been providing shade for chickens for probably 100 years and I heard a startling crack and down came a limb from atop the tree. I've been hoping that this old guardian of the chickens will not lose his great arms, but I know all things cannot live forever.
Great Elm standing over the chicken coop and granary
Last night the power dipped, dipped and dipped again as we sat eating our supper and then all went black. Thankfully we had a candle lit on the table. We ate by candle light only and then the men went out to start up the tractors and the generators. I am always so grateful for Hubs who had the good wisdom to provide us with generators to keep us up and running when the power gives out. Two years ago we were without electricity for 19 days in a row and although we did have a generator, it wasn't much. Now we are much more prepared to sustain ourselves should it happen again.
The weatherman is predicting snow and high winds for much of the area so we are assured of a white Christmas and more possible power outages. White Christmases often mean no travel. We will see how it all plays out in the couple of days for children getting home and for Christmas Eve services.
Wishing you all the Love and the Light of the World for Christmas.
His name is Emmanuel, Jesus, Lord.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. ~John 1:4-5