Today: high of 21 (which was at midnight) dropping to 13 by noon with a low tonight of -6 tonight. Tomorrow: a high of -2 with a low of -18. Expecting 4-7 inches of snow but we already have ice everywhere.
Was so concerned about my chickens and goats that I didn't sleep last night. Maybe a total of an hour. At daybreak, when the sun had barely let enough light out, I was outside bundled up, checking on everyone and taking out hot water and food. Found an egg ... frozen and cracked. Bummer.
I'll be going out every few hours with a container of hot water and extra treats for everyone, including the goats. And I'll be lighting a fire in the fireplace in a few. Plus the Kid and I will be drinking hot cocoa (I'll alternate mine with hot tea too) and warm just-made cinnamon-walnut bread since I didn't get much at the grocery this weekend.
There are very few times when I'm glad I'm fat. I could count them on one hand, with 2 fingers tied behind my back. But today, I'm glad.
p.s.: And yes, Lanie, people brought fruit and veggie trays to the party, and didn't want to take the leftovers home! So ... the Kid and I WILL be eating a little fruit and veggies today. The leftover chili, cocktail wienies and CAKE have been sent away so there is NONE left! Woohoo!
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