Farming through the winter is a lot less fun than living on a farm in the summer. Although that goes without saying, the donkeys have a beautiful winter coat and the chickens are all fluffed staying huddled together. We have had below freezing temperatures for days and we are carrying out buckets of water and trying to thaw their water tank with heat lamps, to no avail.
Another fox has been visiting and we lost another duck, back to only one. It also seems like our chicken numbers are down but I haven't counted lately. I am concerned about the weather reports predicting ten year lows as the week progresses.
Even though keeping everyone fed and watered is a pain in the winter, the snow is so beautiful and reminds us again of why we are choosing this lifestyle.
We also started our first week of Josh and I both leaving for work every morning and Ben going to grandma's house in the morning. We are still getting used to this routine and I'll be ready for bed by about 8:30 tonight.