It’s been so, so cold and snowy here in Iowa–what a winter! After a number of school closings and late starts, the schools around here had a regular day today–despite windchills at -30 F this morning. I felt so badly for all the school kids in town who have to walk to school! I can’t believe there wasn’t a two-hour delay for them. 🙁
Out here in the country, the wind has brought drifts and made doing horse chores a rather miserable affair. We bring the horses in at night if the temps are in the teens or lower, and put on blankets when it hits zero, but I’ll bet the horses are longing for spring as much as I am!
Here at the top right is Susie–who looks like a chubby, woolly bear with plenty of personal insulation, 🙂 but even she starts to shiver when the windchills are this low. The other two mares are thinner skinned and have finer coats, so their blankets go on sooner each winter.
So how has your winter been? Are you a lucky southerner, wearing shorts and enjoying the sun? Or are you one of the lucky ones who takes vacations on some tropical island around this time of year?
I can definitely see an up side to living a bit south, even though I love having four seasons.
And I will remind myself of that–over and over–when I bundle up to do chores tonight!