Tuesday, December 16, 2008
A Cold Morning
The air is full of moisture, freezing mist is falling and a few snow flurries. I am just now thawing out after morning chores. The back steps were a sheet of ice so I opted to jump off the porch and skip the steps all together, however I did decide that at 54, jumping is not as natural as it is at age 10 !
I carried out hot water for the chickens and they were delighted with it. The goats water was frozen solid with about an inch of ice. I do love cold weather, its exciting to me, now granted here in Texas our cold is not like the cold I grew up with, thinking back the coldest I can think of was 1980, 20 below with a wind chill of 50 below. Melissa was a baby and we went to my parents house for the holiday and ended up staying over night because it was just too cold to drive the 5 miles home. No one wanted to take the baby out in that kind of weather. Doing chores in that kind of temperature might not be so much fun.
I gave the goats a bucket of hot water with molasses in it. It's a bit like goat hot chocolate ! They love it and drank and drank. I suspect it warms them up a bit too. Right now I can hear my tea kettle beginning to whistle on the wood stove....nice cup of tea will hit the spot for me too.
It will be a good day to stay inside and do some sewing and a bit more decorating. I have one room left to finish with Christmas decorations.
It was so nice to put on my barn bonnet this morning, keeping my head toasty warm. Might just make another one this week, big enough to felt.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...