Friday, January 10, 2014

We made it through!!

Mohawk and Nellie saying hello.

We made it through the coldest spell this winter!! It was tough but we are tough too so we just pushed through and prayed for it to be over soon. 2 days of below zero temps with one day that the wind chill went to -30. Happily the animals made it through amazingly well. We gave the goats some more bedding in the goat barn and they spent every minute in there except when they had to come out to eat hay and when they laid inside they huddled up together to stay nice and warm. They looked so cozy. I put alot of bedding in the rabbit pens and we have tarps around them that we pull down to cover the cages when it is cold. The biggest problems we had were the nozzles on the water bottles were freezing as soon as we put them out there so it was hard to keep water for them, so I made many trips out with warm fresh water. I have a friend that told me about a nice way to keep the bottles from freezing. I need to get the supplies to try it. The pig had so much hay in her den that if you did not know there was a pig out there then you never would have guessed and the walls around her den kept the frigid air out. She was nice and toasty warm in her den she made. The chickens also never came out of the coop, it is about 4 inches thick with bedding right now and the dog also had lots of straw and bedding in her box. All of the animals were out of the wind and keeping warm. We stayed warm when we had to be outside by layering and bundling. I do not think my niece recognized me when she saw me, because I was so completely bundled up you could not even see my face. I also made frequent trips inside to warm up my hands while working outside. It was very cold and alot of work but we made it through.

In 13 days I have 6 goats due to have their babies and on the 28th I have a rabbit due to have babies so soon their will be so much cuteness to post about, it is going to be great! Hopefully my rabbit is pregnant this time. The last 2 times it did not take. I do know that both the buck and doe is in working order because they have had babies before. Hoping this time it took.

Have a blessed day!!


Shared at the The HomeAcre Hop

1 comment:

  1. Hi April! I'm glad all your animals made it through the super-cold. I'd love to hear how to keep rabbits' bottles from freezing. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead