Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Deep Freeze
Minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit are not temperatures most people like to see. I don't mind them that much, it is a good excuse for indoor projects or scrabble by the woodstove. But now that we have livestock that don't have a woodstove to stoke, it is a bit more nerve racking. On day 2 of this deep freeze, all seems well. Fortunately, we have had two brilliantly calm, sunny days, good for spirits if nothing else. Tonight will be a very cold one, but the pigs and goats have extra hay for eating and burrowing as well as each other's body heat. And we corralled all the chicken roosts and gave them an additional, closer roof to help keep in body heat at night. Fingers are crossed that all do ok.