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).