Basking Season

2 Jan

After a week of gloomy, drizzle, fog, clouds, snow and horrible wind chills, we’ve had a slight turn.  There’s sunshine and no wind this morning.  Granted, it’s only 4°F out there, but it’s still better than yesterday.

The goats agree.  They came out of the barn to bask in the sunshine.

During the winter storm yesterday, I found Antigone huddled behind the door (that crack to the right of Bubbles).

Margarita (front), Joani (middle), Bubbles (back) and Caroline (right)

I had to pull her out because she has just a tiny bit of baby bump that meant she couldn’t get out.  I put her in the Love Shack with Flower.  She looks much more content this morning.


Some of the critters are still staying inside.

Aurora catching the sunshine

Hera (top); Popcorn (bottom)

I still really worry about the animals.  We have a couple days of warmer temperatures coming and then another dive into Arctic temperatures before jumping up to the freezing point again.  Poor babies.


Others are out looking for bits of leftovers from yesterday.


Don’t worry, they are getting plenty to eat in this cold.

5 Responses to “Basking Season”

  1. Jeanne January 2, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

    Brrrr! That’s too cold for me! When we lived in Canada during the late ’50s and early ’60s, we experienced much colder temps than zero. It northern Manitoba, we would often have -60 degrees! Thankfully, there was no wind! We did get three or four feet of snow. I’m really enjoying the mild climate here in western Oregon.

    I hope your goats do well in your cold weather.

    • Teresa January 2, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

      I honestly don’t mind the cold too much as long as there isn’t wind, and Iowa is a really windy state. LOL

      • Jeanne January 4, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Iowa and Idaho are both windy and cold. We lived in southern Idaho for 19 years. I didn’t like the winters.

  2. janicead January 2, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

    Here’s hoping the fur family all continues to do okay.

    • Teresa January 2, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

      Thank you. We’re hanging in there so far.

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