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Sunshine and Shivers

31 Dec

I think we’ve had more winter weather in the last two weeks (and the coming week) than we had all of last winter.  It’s cold.

We’ve had snow!

I’m glad I’m  home on break because I’ve spent most of the last couple days taking care of the animals.  They just need more care when it’s this cold.

It’s almost too cold to come outside to bask in the sun (and it doesn’t help a lot).  It would also help if they quit ripping my tarp on the door (right hand side) loose.

I have a few girls and kids that I shut in the greenhouse so they are certain to get enough to eat.  It’s a little warmer in there too.  Lily is my oldest girl, and I worry about her.

Lily, Viera, and Cutie

They are getting hay twice a day (instead of once) and you’d swear they think I’m not feeding them enough.  They can’t eat it all before I feed again, but you just can’t eat enough to keep warm in this weather.

Buster, Maybeline, and Odie

I’m grateful my nephew brought me some cornstalk bales, and I put that in the building with the birds.

I’m not even opening the door for them to come out.  It’s better to try and keep any wind out.

I’m glad we’re having real winter, but I think adding another ten or twenty degrees to the high temperature would be good.  For reference today’s high temperature is -6 F (-21.1 C ) and low is -20 F (-28.9C).

I will certainly miss being home to check on everyone when I have to go back to work on Tuesday.