It is beautiful even if it creates many problems for all the animals and us as we try to get food and water to everything .
All the hens would not even think about coming out of their houses so I put water pans inside their small houses along with extra feed. I left the doors open in case some of them decided to brave the snow.
Our total was 8 inches.
I wish it wasn't so cold out here so I could stay out and photograph more but after hubbie had a couple falls while he blew the dry fluffy snow from the walk ways and I slipped and slid a couple times on the ice under the snow I decided it was time to come inside and look at the beauty through the windows !!!
Tomtom wanted to know why he couldn't come in the warm house today ???
It seemed funny to not be out sledding but it is so cold and the gusty winds make it look like a blizzard out there.
The road by our house looked really slick all day. Talked to #2 son who is a postman and he said he and Tif went to work this morning but no supervisors made it in to work so no one could out on a mail route so they were on their way home. he said the roads were worse at 10 am than they were at 8am .
Hubbie and I both needed a resting day and this was a good one as we just sat by the wood stoves and watched the flames today.
None of the chickens ventured out today except the Buff orpington rooster and I had to carry him back inside the house as he acted like his feet were frozen. I hope he is okay.
Old Roho the yard bird took over Flash's dog house for the day and I shut him in there tonight so he will be warmer. All the dogs are in the basement in crates. Annie was not a fan of going in there but with her bad hip and I did see her shaking earlier this afternoon hubbie carried her in there. The cat's crate will be brought inside the living room before we go to bed tonight so everything will be warm in the 5 degree plus -20 degree wind chill tonight.
We have had fires in both upstairs as well as downstairs wood stoves this evening and are just praying we keep our electric.
Thankful for the blessings of a beautiful snow covered peaceful world today. There is just something about snow that brings the love of God into clarity for me. God is good !!
God Bless and Good Night.