cold

Good morning from Montana!

It’s 9 degrees Fahrenheit on my front porch. Actually~ not too bad. I was expecting colder! The skies are clear and so blue it hurts your eyes. ‘Coarse, it could just be the sun. It’s brilliant out there.
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The cows don’t seem to mind the frozen temperatures as long as they have enough good hay. The digesting hay acts like a giant oven in their bodies to keep them nice and toasty. Plus they have great big red barn for a wind break. Here they are begging for a couple of handfuls of gran. Lucky cows.
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(I know we really need to see the left side for a correct impression but does Maisy look pregnant? The AI man hasn’t been able to come out for a visit yet. So we are still guessing her “baby status”.)
The pigs have a nice, thick layer of fat that insulates them from the cold. Plus they snuggle next to each other under a great heap of hay. Here they are sunning themselves next to their hay bed.
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The chickens really don’t like their feet in the snow. So they bolted for the house after their breakfast.
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They congregate in front of the garage doors where the sun shines the strongest and it’s out of the wind.
The sun is so low in the sky it shines through our south facing windows all day this time of year. It’s hard to complain about the cold when the sun is this nice.
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Paradise~ just north of nowhere.
What’s for supper: home made tomato soup with ham and cheese scones.
Weather: Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 16 by 9 am, then falling to around 5 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -18. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 25 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Tonight mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -17. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

 

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