Right now it is -3 and feels like -15 our high today was +3, wahooo! The goats made it through the night in good form, as I looked out the bathroom window I could see them out in their yard in the sun. I left big and small together with the theory that they could all snuggle in their little house and be warmer. I am pleased to say that when we went out this morning they were getting along fine, makes me feel good. We drove up to Albert Lea and bought more feed, I had given them the last on Friday. When we got back and took the bags of feed in, they were right there to help us open them,lol. What lil piggies. This evening Jim helped string a tarp about 8 feet of the ground over the corner where their little house is. My theory is that hopefully this will help to keep their body heat closer to the ground? He is so good, indulging my whims and worrying along with me about our critters. For a person who had been brought up to think cats were nasty, he has done a 360 and actually has mentioned getting another one. He was taken with one at the goat guys house, we have to wait until I can take it to the vet. I am sure it has not had any shots and I don't want our guys to get sick. Poor guy, thought having a dog was a big deal, I bet it never crossed his mind he would preside over a homestead with dog, cats, chinchilla, goats, birds,lol.
When he arrived home last night he discovered that all my snow blowing was in vain. The wind had shifted the snow and he drove right into it and was stuck tight. So there we were at 9:30 at night shoveling and snow blowing to free the car. What a welcome home! Eventually we got him free and he was able to come in and put his feet up. I bet ya next year we have fences along the drive way, huh.
Be safe, stay warm and come visit again, Barbara