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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Honeybee and Alpaca Rescue from their Snow Prison!

When you have a storm of epic proportion like Blizzard "Charlotte", you really have to deal with priorities. Each day you face and do what you are physically able to do. This morning I would set out to free my bees. I was so worried about them. Their hives buried in the snow and I was afraid it was very bleak. 
 I dug and dug and checked for life. Even banging on the side of the hives to irritate them and get them to come out...and then, there was life! I was so happy to see them!

Next task was to dig a trench in the 3 foot of snow to free the Alpacas from the hill where they rode out the storm. Tim has been able to trudge through the snow to get hay to them but they would not even attempt the snow.
 I was helped by my two wonderful companions, Jesse and Autumn who tried in vain to get them to follow them...
My dug path was at least 100 feet long and looking back I was pretty impressed with what me and the dogs had done. I can't take all the credit for it, they blazed and I dug!
 I just had to take this picture when I got to the other side of the gate. If you remember the previous post where the snow was up to the gate...
and then, the last shovel full! I was done! Victory was mine!
The "boys" finally decided to come down when they heard the grain bucket, using the trail dug for them. Even awnry old "Royal", pictured there on the right, was a bit thankful!

4 comments:

  1. Wow!!!!!! so much work but worth it, glad your all safe and sound, FRANCINE.

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  2. Holy Moly that's a LOT of snow! I hope you guys are doing okay and all the fuzzies and furries are okay too.

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