Lovely. And the day just kept getting colder.
This was our first nasty winter day of the season and the weather gods held nothing back.
Yesterday we were wondering how the ducks would fare in below freezing temperatures. Well we were below freezing all day and they spent the whole day paddling in icy puddles until they melted them then they played in the icy water until their feathers froze into icy muddy messes.
They certainly did not hide inside all day like the chickens.
I had to break into the chook house as the door was frozen solid. I never was able to get in the barn door to Molly. Instead I climbed the gate. Climbing anything was a bit dangerous yesterday with ice covering everything and getting thicker over the course of the day.
At least the excoriating wind died down by late afternoon.
This is Boo doing his bucket guarding. He does not like the chickens to eat the food that does not belong to them. So, without being asked he sits on guard beside any unattended bucket full of feed as I go about my chores.
He takes this self appointed chore very seriously. Sometimes he will even guard Wai’s food as he is eating it. Glaring at any chicken who tries to steal any.
We still have a little snow falling. But the storm is over. I think we only got the edges of it. I was glad I was not traveling.
It is still very cold. But as we all know it will get colder over the course of the winter so I am not complaining – I just wear layers of clothing.
I believe we have already reached our high for the day! And the sun has not even risen. Down we will go.
I hope you have a good day.