Saturday, January 6, 2018

Keeping Warm

Well, this has been a distinctly un-fun few days.  With a high temp of -5 and 40-50 mph winds, even the psycho puppy has been feeling the chill.  His Frisbee got caught in the wind and is likely somewhere in the next county by now and poor Connor got blown right over chasing it.  He is opting to stay warm and we have a new frisbee on the shopping list.

I took this picture of Ramsey two days ago and I am fairly sure it was the last time he so much as poked his nose out of the barn.  Given the way the Hell-Wind has been blowing up here, I don't blame him. 

He made a half-hearted attempt to organize his toys... 

Then gave it up for a lost cause and headed back in. 

For anyone worried about the poor, poor kitty-kat....she has a hay fort in the shed and I gave her one of my old bee hive boxes and filled it with an entire sheep fleece. 

We all know how cats feel about boxes, fluffy wool and hay.  Kipper is perfectly warm and happy.

She is far happier than Farm Buddy who's pipes have all frozen in her house.  Fortunately, the barn has a seperate well and, with much work, worry and effort, those pipes are now working.  Hauling water for all those cows, sheep, chickens, pigs and a llama is not a fun job.  I guess we need to put a box around FB's house and fill it with wool. 

Or we should all move to a warmer climate.


  1. Your winters sure are brutal! Stay safe and try to stay warm.

  2. Oh no- I hope FB can get her pipes working again. It's been horrible. We are in the 9th circle of hell.

  3. I'm worried about you traveling back and forth to work. Winds that can blow low-flying-Conner over would have no problem with a small car on an icy road. Rebecca2

  4. It's 19 with a wind chill of 9 here in the supposed warmer climate lol. Hoping we both return to normal winter weather asap!

  5. Brutal here but easing this week. Delivering flowers safely is a challenge. The only positive is that since there’s been no melting there isn’t any slick ice...yet. Warming up this week to balmy 30s

    Did FB’s pipes break?

    1. I don't know yet. Here's hoping they are okay.....

  6. I lived through one brutal Minnesota winter, then moved to the Pacific Northwest. You couldn't PRY me out of NW Oregon!

  7. Don't worry everyone...Kelsey has an extra Frisbee that she is going to loan Connor.

  8. You and FB all the critters certainly have my utmost sympathy for the frigid weather you all are having to endure. Here's hoping for warmer temps in the very near future. Take care all of you!

  9. We've had a lot of homes that had pipes freeze up around here too. Our winds were not that bad as we are protected in the valley. I saw the 'wild' cat burrowed in our hay when I was out there. She was perfectly content.
    Morris will only venture out about 3 ft to do his business.