The Cold has clamped down across the country, the west is in the deep freeze, I have a couple family members that have woke up to minus 47C.. that is deep biting cold.. bitter to your bones cold..
So while we are also having a cold snap on the farm, and it is a chilly minus 27C with nasty winds, we are still having sunshine.. which is awesome, because its pouring sun heat into the living room.. pull the heavy winter curtains for the dark and open them wide for the sun warmth..
The sky’s are clear which makes it colder at night but gives us such pretty blue during the day, something I always loved about my birth province is alberta.. big sky country!
Its that odds time of year when we can be in the “frost bite” warning temps while the sun if you lay in it can warm your bones.. Grateful for the small sqaure bales on these days in the barn.. so much faster to grab those bales and get them out to the horse’s and sheep.
The wild birds by about 200 give or take a few dozen on any given day are thriving on their BOSS.. While they have cleared all the other trees, the seed bearing grasses they are not eating the high bush cranberry fruit.. spoiled birds lol
The younger pups are having lots of in house training, dog puzzle, mental work, find it and toys and bully sticks but they still must have a couple runs a day.. they are just big active breeds that need to get out and move.. So I layer up, and walk the paths that we have blown and shoveled out.. we have not left the farm in to long.. even I want to have a driveway visit.. or a bush hike.. when warms up a touch, we are hoping to go snowshoeing.. I hope to get you some nice photos on the trip..
We are starting to e-collar train Remmi so that he learns when he gets “buzz” that he needs to turn and run back to us and get cookies and reward.. this NOT a shock, its only a buzz feeling and sound.. So it will be starting to show up in his off farm photos at times.
They say the cold out west is settled in and will be keeping there till the end of the month, for us however, we have four more days and then its to start to warm up just a touch.. I hope they are right..
Taking each day one at a time, meeting each issue as it comes.. Working hard to see each small blessing and taking the time to reflect as needed.. Its always a harder week for me between Feb 2nd and Feb 7th.. This year had a number of outside our control added pressures.. nothing you can do but dig in and hold hard.. time will bring you to the other side..
I hope you are all layered up, safe and sound with warmth in your homes and in your hearts..