This is what we had yesterday. A dreadful siberian cold with sun and a wicked wind. Ironic considering that yesterday I said to you that I would take wind and sun over calm and cloud. So it blew a freezing gale! I still appreciated the sun though even if it was straight from Siberia. Every patch of golden light in the barn had an animal or a bird lounging in it yesterday.
The animals and birds and I worked in the barn out of the wind with the big doors open to the South. There is always something to do in the barn.
When we weren’t breaking the ice in the troughs with an old stick.
Tilly and Blue Murphy watched for the bottles to come out for a sip.
Someone needs a manicure. Son of the Son of Neanderthol Man really does need to go into the Cast of Players page. I shall remedy that this weekend.
This is a very busy doorway. Coincidentally it is called the Popes Door. A little door cut into a big door. I am not even sure why it is called the Popes Door but there you are. The chooks have one too in their big door too but it is only big enough for a chicken or a miniature pope.
Even though the ground was actually freezing back up, the fight for the dust bath continued. The only decent patch of dirt evidently. There is more you know! The wind on that rooster is very telling.
There was even light shining in the kitchen doors, through the hanging kitchen utensils. and across to the dining room wall. I love light.
Good morning. It is not dawn yet but it is already warmer than predicted and the difference between 16F (forecast) and 21F (-6C) may not seem a lot but it works for me. As there is no fire in the mornings I have taken to doing my early morning post from my bed with my hat on. How decadent! I turn the ancient punishingly expensive gas heating on for a few hours in the early morning so the pipes don’t freeze, but if the sun comes out again then the skylights will take over. I have been doing a lot of baking and cleaning when I am inside to keep warm. Not long now. Another week maybe? Warmth is coming.
You all have a lovely day.