Hubby and I went out to feed cows and sheep this morning. They were glad to see us. It really wasn't that cold -- maybe 25* -- but they always love to hear our horn honk and see the cake feeder driving up to them.
Yesterday our neighbor sheep shearer came over and we eyed the sheep. That means he sheared the wool off the sheep's faces so they can see in winter conditions. Some sheep have lots of wool on their faces despite our efforts to select "open faced" ewes when we choose our replacements. When they have so much wool on their faces, we call them "wool blind" and it can be a bad thing since sheep flock and follow one another. You know the phrase: the blind leading the blind? That's what can happen when the majority of the sheep are wool blind and get a layer of snow and ice caked over their eyes. They can drift in with the snow and not know where they are or where they're going. But as you can see, our sheep are not wool blind but have nicely sheared, open faces -- and in just the nick of time! The snow came the following day! I'm happy for the sheep being able to see and to lick snow today.
What is your November weather looking like? We built a fire in the wood-burning stove today. Nice 'n' cozy!