Our farmyard is a 2-acre skating rink. I left for Superior, WI, early Sunday morning just before the freezing rain started and drove back last night just as freezing rain was starting in Duluth. The drive home was a bit slow, through sleet, rain, and dense fog, but the roads weren't bad until I arrived in our own driveway.
Our farm is at the crest of a slight hill, so it is a downhill slide to the barn, coop and loafing shed to tend the critters.
My greatest concern is for the cows. They can't get much purchase on the ice with those little hooves. I worry that they will slip and wrench a leg out of joint. I wish there were yaktrax for cows.
The chickens, duck and goose have been sliding all over the place, too. On the bright side, it is easy to peck up all the chicken feed and grain when it is scattered on top of the hard ice.