I put new straw in some of the shelters again, particularly the Angora/Pygora/Nubian and ram lamb round barn. Since the cold has been so bitter, they are all cuddling together inside, though often the sheep prefer the three sided shelter outside. They are well insulated.
Some friends dropped off some freezer burned and stale meat today for the dogs. They will certainaly appreciate that tomorrow. Plus, a big huge bonus, an almost full bottle of Ivermectin worming medicine was given to me too. I am very appreciative for these gifts.
After tomorrow the cold is supposed to let up with temperatures rising rapidly to close to zero. Let's hope that happens. Some of the chickens who hang out in the biggest shelter have moved to the insulated coop. I tried to put some other in there, the ones that like the waterfowl coop, but they just ran back to where I picked them up, so I left them and went inside. I have really done nothing since then..watched a movie and spoke to some people on the phone and now, early for me, I am off to bed. I have started looking at heritage seeds with a mind for spring gardening, if you can believe it.
Again, I am humbled with a feeling of gratitude for this simple life and the ability to care for the Creator's smaller creatures. Blessing to you, too.