Anyhow, when the snow came, it came in a blizzard! Sofi, Robbie and I were at the vet's in Bonnyville and when we came out, wow, it was a blizzard out there. I could not see very well and when a vehicle passed on the other side of the highway, a blanket of snow flew up blinding me more. Yet, the crazy Alberta drivers were passing me and traveling at high speeds, crazy guys. I traveled between 60 and 80 kilometers per hour all the way home and was grateful when we got to the gate unscathed. The dogs slept. Lucky to be a dog. They felt safe and warm and Sofi was likely relieved to be out of the reach of those who poked and prodded her and put her on a big table.
Today, I made sure everyone had enough feed and watered them. I hung a tarp between two large round bales and two feeders to give three Babydoll sheep some shelter, but they are very hardy. Yesterday they slept outside in the blizzard, even though they could have gone into their little house. They just got up this morning and shook off like living snow men, um, snow sheep. Then I plowed the driveway with the skid steer, brought in the wood and the temperature was rapidly dropping by then, so I was glad to come in and start the wood fire. It is supposed to be minus 20 tonight. I am not hearing any barking from the dogs outside, so they are hunkered down in their houses staying warm too.
The snow came just in time for Christmas. Now dreaming of a white Christmas is a reality here. All is well at the Fat Ewe Farm.