After several days of what felt like a heatwave
(high temperatures actually reached the 20's)...
we have plummeted back down to almost zero again.
Thank you, very much.
I truly have just not had enough cold yet this winter.
Our snow seems to be disintegrating a little...
rather than melt, however, I think it is just evaporating with this cold, dry air.
I often get questions regarding the state of the animals in this weather.
Luckily, my chicken houses stay toasty warm thanks to heat lamps.
The horses and donkeys don't seem to have fared bad at all with the cold...
they continue to eat their way through it.
The pigs are toasty in their heated stall...
burrowed into a nest of hay.
And the goats?
Well....check out their winter coats.
O'Malley looks more like a sheep than a goat with her wooly coat.
As does her daughter Sally....
and Dot who is busily polishing off the Christmas tree...
Even O'Malley's sons Donald,
and Fred, who have smoother, hair-like coats have a second layer of wooly warmth beneath.
The goats don't even seem to notice the cold!
We still have enough hay,
and more to be delivered....
so we should make it through this winter just fine.
We'll keep the fireplace burning and a pot of soup on the stove..
so come on, Winter...
bring it on.
Spring is just around the corner
(or maybe the next).
I hope to finish my striped scarf today...then on to something luscious! Believe it or not, we actually harvest that soft wooly goat coat as they shed it in the Spring. Last year we had it spun into yarn and Amanda knitted a hat with it. I ended up having to line it with fleece...the fiber is really itchy...but warm!! Yummy....zucchini muffins!....enjoy!
There's a chance of snow down this way! Snow! In Florida! It's the apocalypse.
Glad your babies are snug and warm.
our days. Was glad to see Maddie with the roosters in a recent post...she's still with you and has a lot of life showing yet. I wrote you about our Sheltie in a similar state as Maddie and lo and behold....he is still with us too. I even took him to the vet to check my sanity for keeping him with us (thinking maybe we were cruel not loving owners). She gave us the go ahead to keep him comfortable and with us a while longer. We go day to day and really just love him up as much as we can.
I woke up this morning to 12 below zero. We had a high of 4.