Like most everyone across the country, we are getting our share of snow and cold cold temps. The low last night was right at 3 *. We've warmed up to 9* here now . Now that's some pretty cold weather. We got about 6" of snow and it looks like it's not going to melt much anytime soon.
The trailer isn't very warm but we are managing. The heater runs constantly though and I can only imagine how high our electric bill is going to be after all this. Layers of clothes, hats and gloves are still required though. I'm thankful I have a pair of fingerless gloves. They really are coming in handy.
One of the things on "The Eternally Growing List" is to make some heavier curtains for the windows. They really loose the heat. I'm sure wishing I had bumped it up a bit higher on the list. Hindsight's 20/20 though! There have just been things that were more important and I've just not had the funds for the material.
The critters are all ok. I've been breaking ice out of the water for the chickens three times a day for the past couple of days. The rabbits don't seem phased much by the weather. We move them into the barn in late fall and they overwinter there. Mars had the foresight to fill a big cooler full of water and set it in the greenhouse for critter water. We've got a little heater in there for the few plants that we are trying to overwinter and it's nice and warm in there.
I'm sorry about no pictures lately. My camera has some sort of problem where the batteries go in. It's not making a "connection" for some reason. It breaks my heart because I like to take photo's of things around here for future reference. Besides I just love taking pictures! Mars hasn't taken a look at the camera yet. I'm hoping he'll be able to figure something out. We've added a new critter to the mix and I wanted to show you how cute he is.
Ya'll all take care and stay warm. Be sure to check on your neighbors and especially the elderly to make sure they are ok too.