I did my best to shake the ice free and stack the netting in a protected corner of the orchard but I ran out of time. I left the farm in the most stable state possible and readied the animals for cold days ahead.
While I was in London, the pigs, birds, and alpaca had to bear with 16F, a record 100 year low for mid April. This winter we had temperatures as low as -17F, but the variation was from a baseline near 0F. In April, we had 78F temps, so 16F was a shock to the system. The animals had their heaters, fresh hay/water, and blankets, but the apple trees/blueberries had their buds exposed to the unseasonable cold. We may have reduced fruit crops this Summer. The pigs never came out of their warm winter palace during the storm.