The ice also played havoc with our front gate. my SO insisted on going to work, so I offered to open the gate for him so he wouldn't need to stop (once you stop on ice, it's hard to get going again). But the latch and guide wheels had frozen solid with a layer of ice, so I had to stand out in the cold and dark chipping away the ice and then manhandling the gate to break it free. I left the gate open and locked the sheep in the barn so our other roommate could also leave for work without needing to stop. I'll probably leave the gate open all day so they can return without a problem.
Shoveling ice off the walkways is a lot harder than shoveling snow.
I have to go out and check on the sheepies. With the barn door and barnyard gate closed, their only source of water is a heated bucket inside the barn, which I have to keep topped off.