Friday, February 10, 2012

hammer time

It was 23 degrees here at 6:30, 22 degrees at 7:30. Every animal is quiet, snugged into straw, working on warmth.

With these very cold temperatures every water container is frozen, some frozen solid. Those that can be are broken with hammer, so that animals can hydrate. Even in the sunny, still, cold morning they all need water.

I'm a little envious of the cattle. That layer of leather on them means the cold barely has an impact on them. They look comfortable and happy.

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