Cold Update

13 Feb

We’re still frigid.  We’ve had more snow and wind.  Of course, Litha came into heat right at the start of the cold, on another snowy day.  She was torturing Freddie.

Freddie and Litha

Joani wasn’t thrilled with being kicked out of the buck room that snowy day either, but all the personalities and old ladies are making it hard to keep everyone warm.

Joani; notice the wind caused angled icicles.

I’m trying though.  Haley ditched her coat after just a day, but I think she’s doing better without so many young, big pushy goats.  She’s getting a lot more to eat.

Haley

Remember I was having a hard time keeping the heated bucket in the greenhouse plugged in because of naughty goats?

Popcorn and troublemaker Penelope

Well, there’s pretty much nothing that can’t be fixed on the farm with duct tape or baling twine.  I finally decided this was a job for duct tape.  So far it’s working!

I think Bob has the best plan–stay in the house.

Bob Cat

Although, he gets really growly when he has to go out to the bathroom.  (He hates cat litter and thinks he’s a dog). I swear everyday when I check the forecast, the cold weather keeps stretching on longer and longer.

Along with the Arctic temps, the windchill is expected to be -40°F in the morning. I am beyond ready for spring. Heck, I’d be happy for normal mid-winter temperatures right now.

7 Responses to “Cold Update”

  1. Eileen Wise February 14, 2021 at 5:26 am #

    Hello,
    I hope all the goats are behaving and stay warm.. It is cold out there, snow and freezing rain every couple of days. We need some sunshine and warmer temps. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

  2. Jeanne February 14, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

    I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time with that nasty, extra cold weather! Ours has continued to be mild, with temps in the forties and fifties. We’ve gotten over two inches of rain in the last couple of days.

    By the way – I love the baby afghan you’re working on! That pattern is lovely! Is that Red Heart yarn?

    • Jeanne February 14, 2021 at 3:15 pm #

      Can you please tell me about the Hedwig pattern you mentioned? My daughter and I are really curious as to what it is. The first item she found online is a very large doily/tablecloth, that’s absolutely gorgeous!

    • Teresa February 14, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

      It is Lion Brand yarn. The pattern is super easy. It’s free from LoveCrafts. Baby Ripple Afghan.

  3. janicead February 14, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

    Looks like we are all in the dame freezing situation. Such a challenge on the farm and with folks living in rural areas. My older sis just sent a text thy have lost power. Plumbers are going to be in high demand.

    • Teresa February 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

      Oh no. I hope they get power back soon.

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