Thursday, December 20, 2012

-1F (first morning below zero)

this morning was the first morning below zero ... -1F ... breaking the ice at the drinking tank usually takes 30 minutes ... today it took 45 ... (i usually break the ice at 8 am and the cows come in around 9) ... by 8, it had already warmed up to 20F and i  actually got too hot wearing all my winter gear ... snow boots, snow bib, snow coat, insulated gloves, and a furry sheepskin hat that velcros under your chin ... i was sweating ...

i called for papa cat last night, and then again this morning ... i kept thinking ... if it gets dangerously cold, he will come in the house regardless of my presence ... but he did not ... he is still out there under the floor boards of the small barn in the corral ...

i hauled some water this afternoon ... tomorrow i'm getting wood ... today's high was mid 40s ... tomorrow should be about the same ... and not so cold in the morning.