I can barely put into words how hard the storm hit our area almost 2 weeks ago.
We were lucky and just had some discomfort (no electricity for 3 days and a very cold house) and ruined fences. It was very unpleasant to be not able to go and check the horses and we also worried that pipes in the cold houses might burst in the frost. BUT we were lucky and horses and houses were fine. Some of the horses were very tired, but will be all good. It is a horrible fact that dozens of horses have died in the area and about hundred are still missing. Our thoughts are with those who are grieving now.
Below are a few pictures from the storm and the days after...
We had to dig our way into the stable, through the side door. The front door would have taken a little longer to get to.
Without electricity. The house got very cold.
This was how we found many of the fences in Sæból
The driveway home
Ice on the fences. This happened to the electric lines too .. no wonder they gave in
Ice, to heavy for the fences to bear
Where are the hay bales?
Húni in his natural environment
The horses coming out after being a few days in the stable during the storm. In front is Auðbjörg
Hanný leads Skarði through one of the snow piles, so the horses got to a bigger field
and his full sister (Stelpa) followed
Auðbjörg decided to take it on speed
There was a lot of joy about finally getting out
after a good roll in the snow
Pálína playing in the snow
Nói is experiencing his first winter. He seems to like the snow
The dogs playing on one of the snow piles
it took a while to get the truck out of there
Here you can see how big some of the snow piles got (just compare it to the fence)
This one formed on only one day ..
There is usually the main entrance to the stable ..
and the guest entrance to the house ..
one morning when we opened the door