Those of you out in the country know those words mean a lot.
We were down to eight below the last two nights here in NE Kansas, and it is only minus 2 right now, as I start this blog post at 10:15 AM.
It is miserable. My poor cats in the shop are miserable, two were under the hanging brooder lamp this morning, and the Lasko heater from last year is barely making a difference. I bought a new Lasko heater a month ago, hooked it up one night and 24 hours later, it blew the circuit and I am afraid to use it. I need to have an electrician come, but it was just before Christmas and.... money.
I did buy a new heated dog water bowl when I went out and discovered the dog bowl from last year had frozen in the old hen house. The cats are using a low basin that I used to use outside for the wildings.... and yes, friends, there IS still one outside for them and I just watched scores of birds using it, so I'll have to refill it shortly.