There is a sheen of ice on everything, with drips off the trees and the fence caught in suspended animation as the temperature fluctuates between 32 and 30 all day long. The electric fence stopped its warning “tick” which probably indicates the ice is rendering it useless. At the same time, I don’t trust it not to shock me because when the frozen water thaws enough to conduct electricity it could travel through normally safe surfaces.
This was not one of those ice storms that weighs down branches and splinters the trees. It is just deceptively hazardous. I don’t like that condition on the road so I stayed home all day yesterday. The door to into the chicken coop is stuck tight. I am waiting for the sun to come out to break the spell and let those frozen drips loosen and fall so we can get on with things.