The typical Canadian January is setting in. It was a wee bit nippy when I got up this morning:
It will get colder before the week is out. Thank goodness for central heating!
The barn cats...
...are either intrepid or insane. Granted, Daisy and Missy didn't stay out for long!
Don't feel too bad for them. The barn cats have two rooms of their own in the barn, with heated beds and Sweeter Heaters!
What have we here?
Why it's that naughty Redford sharing a bed with two of the Greek girls, Buttercup (L) and Honey (centre)!
Buttecup was falling asleep sitting up. Not only did they have the Sweeter Heater, they had one of these underneath them:
You heat these SnuggleSafe disks in the microwave and they stay warm for hours! The house cats love them too.
The ponies' water buckets froze solid overnight:
Fortunately their outdoor stock tank has a heater.
Charlotte and the turkeys bravely ventured outdoors while I did chores!
And Charlotte rode around on my shoulder for a while, as she likes to do.
"Please don't peck out my eyeball, Charlotte!" Hens do love shiny things!
Charlotte is now 5-1/2 years old, the only one remaining from our initial flock of 13. She has had a respiratory issue for a couple of years and sounds a bit like she smokes two packs a day, but apart from that, she's going great and her feathers are looking beautiful. She still pops out an egg every now and then too!
And this guy is as yet unnamed. He is one of Speedy's babies. She hid a nest in the barn this summer and showed up one day with ten chicks. Sigh!
Stay warm out there!