Evil Winter Storm

Well, yesterday, I left to hang out with friends at around 5 pm, and all of a sudden, the wind descends onto the Piedmont (45-50 mph gusts). I got home around 10 PM, and my rabbit stand was toppled over.

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And of course, the wind chill was at or below zero. Of course, my first thought was for Magician’s litter of 7 born just three days ago.

I rush outside, and Magician is sitting in her nestbox, which is upside down. There are kits strewn everywhere. Three  were dead, two were not doing well, and two were OK. I did triage on the poor two, and one of them lasted the night. Two of the rabbits were loose and running around the yard.

I knock on the pastors door and he helped me move the top set of rabbits indoors ( so there is only one stack) and pick the assembly up. This was a hollow victory, as it fell back down right away.

Both of the crawlspaces were open too, so our pipes wound up freezing too.

I went out early, and cut off the top of the cage to stand everything back up, using the tarp to cover them.

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So now, I needed to do triage and put a roof on a new shelter, and picked up some plastic painters dropcloth for wind protection.

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It is a good stopgap measure for now. It is soooo cold out still, but at least the water is sort of unfrozen now.

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