Last night Old Man Winter crawled in with a few flakes gently falling down, and this morning we woke up to his delivery of 12" of snow. The snow continued falling for most of the day. We spent all day tractoring-out snow from the around the barns and lots and later snow was moved away from stockades so straw bedding could be laid down for the cattle to sleep on tonight. Our high temp for the day was 20* and that's going to be as good as it gets for the remainder of the week. Tonight we're expecting high winds and plummeting temps down below zero. Harsh.
Do you see Sue way out in the middle?
Sweet Buffy (Buff Orpington)
The hens have been laying well this fall. I'm hopeful they'll continue to produce through the deep freeze we're about to experience. Cold often puts a damper on egg laying. I'm sometimes less productive when the cold hits too. I've got the wood stove burning to keep us warm inside, and for the outside, I dug out my bigger, warmer winter coat from the closet and the woolly pants I wear every winter. Thankfully, the UPS man brought our Duluth Trading Co. order yesterday. Our tootsies are nice and toasty now with our new work socks. Ahhhhh, what a treat.
How's the weather where you are? Is the COLD on it's way to you? Or are you in the midst of it? Stay safe and warm, friends!