Sunday, January 03, 2016

Where The Flamingos Survived A Blizzard

As you might imagine, I've been itching to see snow for months.  My dream finally came true in the form of a sizable pile of snow with a flamingo perched atop.

We are visiting Ed's parents in New Mexico, where they recently got a shitload of snow. So much snow that his parents got stranded two hours from their home on their way back from Dallas, and we had to delay our travel here for over a week as we waited for roads to be cleared and mountains to become passable.

The blizzard so devastating, the Governor declared a state of emergency, and the dairy industry lost more than 30,000 cows, half of them in an area that contains the top ten milk-producing counties and which produces 40 percent of the state's milk.

The wind created snow drifts as high as 14 feet, with the wind pushing the animals into fenced corners where they suffocate in the snow. The loss is so devastating to dairy farmers, that Texas Association of Dairymen's Executive Director said it will affect milk production for about a year.

Sadly, the cows didn't fare as well as the plastic pink flamingo.

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It's All In The Details

2014: You're Not Alone
2013: More Bling Than One Person Can Handle
2012: Instantly Tucson
2011: Start With An Ollie, Finish With A Shred And Grind
2010: Fire In The Sky
2009: Free Advertising For Erectile Dysfunction
2008: High Flame Toni
2007: Ripped From The Headlines
2006: Our Truck Looked Reallllly Good…
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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