Real Cold

Luckily there wasn’t much that needed doing outside yesterday.  It was 3 when I first went out to check on things, and it never got above 20.  That’s exceptionally cold for us.  Fortunately the wind died down overnight, so it wasn’t as bone-chilling as it might have been.

It was so cold they didn't want to come out.  I don't blame them.

It was so cold they didn’t want to come out. I don’t blame them.

On days like this, a fuzzy fur coat helps.

On days like this, a fuzzy fur coat helps.

I've never had this happen before.  The egg froze and cracked open.

I’ve never had this happen before. The egg froze and cracked open.

There are icicles growing out of the ground.

There are icicles growing out of the ground.

So I spent most of the day inside, catching up on other things.  I did go out in the afternoon to cut some more firewood.  I know that many people are struggling with high heating bills this winter. I’m very glad that we’re able to keep ourselves warm and toasty at nearly no cost, while burning wood from trees that have fallen naturally on the farm–a renewable resource and a sustainable way to stay warm.

It’s warmed up this morning.  Right now it’s 7.

But looking ahead to Saturday’s forecast causes me to chuckle.  High 63 Low 51.

That’s more like it.

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