Jack Frost has arrived

We have been blessed with a mild winter this December, however that luck ran out this week.  Low temperatures and high winds have been dropping our temperatures.  The worst is the wind.  The chickens have been doing well in the barn but have no interest for snow or going outside.  I have still been getting a few eggs.

All the girls have their winter coats and I finally caved tonight and put a heat lamp.

The pigs have also had some excitement with their water tank freezing.  I bought a tank deicer which is working but the shoot for the water to go to the hog tray had frozen.  Off to Fleet Farm I go.  The pigs were not interested in moving out of their shelter into the bitter cold wind to see the commotion of the second deicer installation.

We are just hoping for the wind to settle down.

Published by chickwithawhistle

I am a school administrator by day and a new hobby farmer by night. My family consists of my husband, a farmer boy at heart, and myself, a city girl learning the ropes, along with our two children. We are excited to embark on this new adventure.

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