Here comes the cold... but first the snow. It snowed all day on Thursday - we ended up with more than the 1-3 inches they originally predicted. I hated it.
But the dogs loved it. Kai and Zander are made for snow so they never wanted to come in. I was done with the cold after a few minutes so I marched everyone inside. There were a lot of sad faces.
Everyone in the barnyard was also marched right into their coops and houses... which was easy because most everyone was already in by the time I went out for chores. To make sure they got their houses and coops warmed up I got everyone settled earlier than normal and cranked on the heat lamps.
At this writing (Thursday nite) the wind chill is -3* but it will get much worse early next week. We'll be doing storm preps all weekend trying to stay ahead of the bitter cold. They are tossing around numbers like -13* without the windchill and a high of 0*.
Saturday we are going to try and butcher the rest of the turkeys and get them in the freezer so they don't... well... freeze. I also want the turkey house space. Nibs and Darla are on one side (meat turkeys on the other) and I want to try and move all of the goats into the turkey house. I'll need both sides for that. The turkey house is a bit more protected from the wind and is easier to keep warm than the goat house. We are also going to load up on straw so we can get everyone deeply bedded down.
As for me, I'll be doing a lot of baking. It's a great way to keep the house warm and you get snacks. In fact... there is my timer. Fresh hot bread right out of the oven!
Happy Friday everyone - are you doing your storm preps for the cold weather?