I have been prepping for the arctic blast this week that arrived three hours ago. While it will be cold it will not compare to the Texas Freeze of February 2021. No precipitation is expected, meaning no nasty "snow" like the 14-plus inches we had on that prior occasion.
Yesterday I spent all morning trimming trees whose branches were rubbing on the roof. Then put away all things that could become projectiles with the expected strong wind gusts. I also filled four of my 6-gallon water jugs along with multiple one-gallon milk containers and three of my 32-gallon water catchment garbage cans in case the pipes burst or the City of Del Rio loses water pressure.
While the above temperatures are not too bad it feels a lot colder with the wind. These are the expected temperatures this evening but will be colder tomorrow. Except for the Texas panhandle and northern parts of the state we are not used to these freezing temperatures.
I feel sorry for my fur babies but I can not bring them inside. I did set up more "cuchas"... which means beds in Spanish...cut up an old blanket to beef up their bedding.
One of two cats from Luna's first litter...I have not named them yet even though they are about nine months old. They are feral like their mother and while they like my food they do not like me.
Here are the quintuplets though you can not see the fifth one. They are from Grayson's first and only litter since I had her fixed after thinking she was a male. They turned six months old on December 21st and I can now have them legally fixed in Mexico.
During the Big Texas Chill, they will be housed in the mudroom/junk room because I can still control them. I can not say the same about older cats who have a mind of their own.
Here are my two baby kittens...Suzie the Siamese somebody dumped, and Bianca...whose mother (Luna) killed her two siblings and wants nothing to do with her. Suzie babysits Bianca and protects her.
Bundle up, friends! Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.