These first three pictures were taken yesterday. Someone asked me about our animals in this cold and snow. None of the cows are currently in milk, but even if they were, we milk near or under a shelter. The chickens do come out and scratch around, but they also stay in the coop a lot more than normal. Our sheep love being out in the cold. Their fleece is good and thick and keeps them toasty. I will often look out and see them laying in the snow. All of our animals have a shelter that they can go in to get out of the wind. Here are the sheep eating some hay we threw to them. Notice the snow on their backs?
Here is that bucket outside my back door that I showed in an earlier post. :) I told Michael that it looked like an "outie" belly button.
This picture I took today. You can see the snow on top of the bird feeders. Michael went out with a yard stick and measured the snow on the ground. It was 8 inches. So, we probably got 6 inches yesterday.
Pictures just don't do this justice. It is truly beautiful outside. All the trees are thickly coated. Each post or weed is covered with a large dollop of snow.
This is out the back door. I know.... you are supposed to take your tomato stakes out of the ground. If you look at the left side of the picture among the tomato stakes (that should be gone... yes I know!!), you will see my raised herb bed. Just part of the side of it is showing. I believe those boards were 12 inches wide. You can also see my sunflower hanging over with a large white bonnet on its head.
Then all of a sudden.... A UFO appeared.... I did not know what it was, but it drew me to the window... Oh, its the SUN!!!! The sun came out and it is beautiful. It looks like there are millions of diamonds out there in the snow.