January 2, 2015

Best of the Blog: An Ice Storm Coats My Home in Bedford

This encore blog post from Jan. 8, 2009 reminds me of the beauty and potential danger of the winter season. I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday and are looking forward to the year ahead. 

Two nights ago, here in the northeast, the weather reports called for freezing rain and those reports were quite accurate. When I woke up yesterday morning, there was a coating of ice on everything. Moving about was very difficult, but I took some photos to show you, before slipping off to New York City to do my television show.

Ice storms can be very damaging, especially if the wind begins to blow.  That's when tree branches come down along with power lines. Fortunately, I didn't hear of too much damage.  At the farm, though, we did have some problems with white pines. Those trees, with their pithy wood, are notorious for breakage and there is considerable cleanup to do.