So far, the only casualty is one frozen pipe. It hasn't broken yet (knock-on-wood) so hopefully I'll be able to get it thawed out without damage. It is PEX at least, which is less likely to rupture and easier to fix than copper or plastic.
Tanner is less than thrilled, but is hanging in there...
The donkeys are also less than thrilled, but also doing OK. They haven't been out of the barn in two days, but aside from boredom and getting tired from bracing against cold, they are doing well. All attempts at restricting calorie consumption have been suspended for the duration, free-choice hay and straw for everyone.
Tessa, in her sleek otter-pelt, is just about impervious as long as she can be out of the wind. She has even ventured out for brief forays, but the wind sends her back to the barn after a short time.
And oh, did the wind howl last night. This is always a horrifically windy spot and I had some serious qualms listening to the groaning, creaking and thrumming of the barn and house roofs last night and felt the walls quaking. It's all still standing thank goodness.
Down in the town, they reported -35 wind chill. It had to be closer to -50 here at my little patch of paradise. Between the howling gales and the gunshot explosions of flash freezing all around the house, it was a rather noisy night.
The cat has found herself a hay-cave somewhere in the hay shed and only comes out for brief appearances. She is probably the warmest of the bunch. It might get up to 10 degrees tomorrow. If the wind lets up, it'll be downright balmy. Maybe I'll be able to get the donkeys to leave the barn for a bit.
I hope all of you and your animals are safe.