It was bitterly cold today, with a windchill/frostbite on all day. The highest temp I saw on our thermometer was -22C/-7C, but when we got up this morning, it was -30C/-22F. It's supposed to warm up as the week goes on. A cold snap like this is not unusual in January here.
The poor ducks and chickens had to stay in their coops all day, because it was too cold to let them run around the lower barn. In fact it was so cold, wild turkeys showed up at my birdfeeders for a free meal!
Isn't she cute?
Alex and Emily were enthralled with the giganto-birds right outside my office window!
"Can't you see we're busy here?!"
I'm pretty sure the cats would lose if they dared to tangle with this big bird!
And a Blue Jay flew right up to taunt Emily!
"I'll get you, my pretty. And your little blue friends, too!"
The cardinals were taking advantage of the free meal as well.
Alex kept up turkey watch after Emily left!
This turkey girl was very wary when she caught a glimpse of me at the window!
As the afternoon came to a close, the turkeys decided it was time to move on.
And off they went, across the fields and into the woods next door...
I hope they'll be back tomorrow! It's fun watching them at the feeders.
Ms. Sparrow has been having lots of turkey adventures lately too!