We've had a week of single digit temperatures. It's been hard on all the animals, lots of breaking of ice, lots of feeding, constantly keeping food going through their systems. This morning has been the worst, -10 degrees. The draft horses Dolly and Charlie were down in the arroyo and not in their shed this morning. Maybe there was something green still growing there?
Snow crusts up on their backs, it actually provides some insulation. You can see their coats are thick and puffed up to provide additional warmth.
I can only work out in this temperature for blocks of 30 minutes at a time.
It will be 45 degrees they say by Sunday...
... I can't wait!
*Last time in Barn Stories: The Charlie Brown Tree