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We Made It

19 Feb

We are finally past this horrible, horrible cold streak.  Don’t get me wrong, we get those temperatures sometimes, but not for this long.  The longer it goes on, the more it wears on the animals.

I was worried about Myson and Hilda.

I finally ended up putting Blaze in the garage too.

Blaze hiding in the Ranger

She wasn’t too happy with the rest of the company.  They did pick on her, but it was better than freezing to death.

Bambi and Flower (3rd and 4th oldest goats on the farm)

I put Antigone back in the buck room because that was a better option than the cranky old ladies.

Antigone (still under the heat lamp) and Astra

And, honestly, Dolly is her grandmaa, and she was being mean too.  They drive me crazy.

Dolly (the oldest one on the farm)

Anyhow, we got through the coldest night.  It was -22°F when I got up Tuesday morning.  But it’s all getting better.

By the time I got home Tuesday afternoon, the sun was shining.

That led to icicles!

The animals were all standing outside.

Popcorn has done well despite the cold

Even Aurora came out to enjoy the sunshine.  Although, it only took about two days for her to get really demanding about having a big bowl of calf started served to her.

Litha, Aurora, and Trace

I fed them hay outside for the first time in days.

When I went back out with my camera, I forgot my gloves.  Honestly, the still wind, sunshine, and three positive degrees felt positively balmy.

Freddie and Tiger

Tansy

Purl

Of course, the clear skies mean that it was cold and dropping again by evening.  It didn’t take long for them to go back inside.

Litha (the 2nd oldest goat on the farm) in her favorite spot; Aurora and Flora behind her

I am thrilled to see the sun set on this horrible streak of cold weather.

By next week, we’re looking at forty degrees for at least one day.