Frozen Tundra

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.

Bbbbbrrrrrr!

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!

2 comments:

Twix said...

Woohoo!!! The cake went bye bye in a good way, out da door! :D

Stay warm! That is cold. Tea, cocoa, a fire, some blankets, and a few good friends (books)= contentment.

Vee and the Kid said...

Unfortunately I'm gonna have to take out hot water every couple of hours. Last time I went out, found a frozen egg. Had to combine coops of chickens so they can keep each other warm. And there's a split in our backdoor where snow is coming in. Hung up towels to help keep it out but ... argh!