Cold Snap in the Forecast

January 13, 2009

When it’s cold the snow creaks under foot.
When it’s really cold it squeaks.

When it’s cold the chickens fluff themselves into round balls with 2 feet.
When it’s really cold they fluff into round balls with 1 foot (they keep one leg at a time tucked up to warm it).

When it’s cold animals’ water buckets freeze.
When it’s really cold you can watch the ice form.

When it’s cold you can see your breath.
When it’s really cold you can see the breath from each of the chicken’s nostrils.

When it’s cold the pigs huddle on their dry bedding.
When it’s really cold they huddle under their dry bedding.

When it’s cold the trees are silent.
When it’s really cold the trees *crack* and *pop*.

When it’s cold the cows sleep on the snow.
When it’s really cold they sleep in the barn.

When it’s cold our older husky frolics like a puppy.
When it’s really cold she waits on the door step to come back inside.

When it’s cold Gould students work and play outside.
When it’s really cold they still work and play outside!

The weather is only “bad” when you’re on the inside looking out. Bundle up! There’s fun to be had!

The largest full moon of the year…
and my attempt to photograph it with our p.h.d. camera


Until Next Week, Gloggers,

-Tracey

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