Yesterday, we didn't even get above 0 degrees. Last night we hit neg 18 and right now it's neg 9. We might get to zero today but I doubt it.

Poor goats are shivering, which is NOT usual. Chickens very mad at me for making it cold (I **am** the bringer of all things!). When it warms up (WHEN oh WHEN), I plan to make places for them in my garage so next time (and there WILL be a next time) it gets this cold, I'll just move everyone in our garage. Maybe the body heat of lots of chickens and 4 goats will heat the unheated garage.

Meanwhile roaring fire in the fireplace. Oatmeal in the crockpot. The Kid and I ate baked beans in front of the fireplace last night (dinner) while playing scrabble.

I'll think about my getting-healthy plan again ... when my brain thaws out and I can function.

Okay, time to go make some hot coffee.

Er, someone please send us some warm weather?!


Scuttleboose said...

I can't imagine having to deal with so many animals in weather like this. We had 1/4" of ice and I was having a hard time dealing with one dog! :)

Vee and the Kid said...

At this point, not sure I could handle a dog. At least I don't have to walk my goats and chickens! They just go where and when they need to.

The problem is making sure they have (unfrozen) water, food, and the goats get hay. Plus checking to make sure they are as warm as possible (like 10 degrees instead of negative 10).

We'll be better prepared next year. I HOPE!!!