Another Weather Ricochet

Last night it was 14° F at chores. By 4 AM it had risen to 25° and was snowing. Now the temperature is dropping fast, and with the change we have gusts of 30 mph. It is 19° and will be 5° by the time I finish teaching at 3 PM. It will be -20 to -25° tonight.

The barn creaked in the wind at morning chores. I considered leaving the animals inside, but they are restive when they are cooped up, and tend to be more philosophical about weather than I am. Moreover, it’s currently not very cold and they have a big run-in shelter to get out of the wind. So I turned them all out.

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Moxie and Dorrie were soon chasing breakfast that skittered away from them.

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Soon all the cattle and sheep had given up and were munching on the flakes spread in front of the run-in, relatively sheltered from the wind.

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After school I’ll hurry down to bring them all in to clean dry stalls.

In the meantime, after a blessed three-day break, we’re back to the usual Adirondack scenery.

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