It’s below freezing every day this week. Again. Did I mention AGAIN?
Animals stare, waiting for me at the fenceline, eager for any sign that I have emerged from the house. Usually, I feed the cows, goats, and sheep first. Today I fed the horses first. I figured they deserved a turn. I got in trouble for that because Glory Bee saw me diss her that way.
When I hauled the first bale out of the barn for her, she followed me and head-butted me from behind, nearly lifting me up in the air.
Guess she showed me.
Then I bring another bale, to get everyone else started. (Competing with Glory Bee for food doesn’t work much for anyone but Dumplin. And just barely for Dumplin.) I check buckets, check the creek, make sure everyone has an unfrozen source of water.
And she knows it, rotten thing.
Then I’m happy to go back to the house and if I make it without slipping on the ice.
These days, below freezing, my camera seizes up outside within five minutes. This is probably due to not being a very expensive camera, but it’s making my life difficult at the moment!
But not for Casper! Apparently. Casper, rolling in the leftover hay at the horse shelter.
But all is well and the water is running in the house, the power is on, and there is food even if I can’t get to the store!
P.S. I found out yesterday that my book will be reviewed in the February 23 edition of THE NEW YORK TIMES!!!!