Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 23, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

This song keeps running through my head!

At 6:30 this morning the temperature was sitting at -32C (-24F) . I was up at that time due to a flashing clock light indicating that the power had just come back on! It appears to have been off for about an hour. No damage done, though. The water system was still at +8C, the chicken coop dropped to 0C (32F) The chickens were a little upset, but still laying at 10:00 am. The biggest issue was my truck. I plugged it in at 8:00 am and tried to get a start at 11:00 with no luck. The starter just went click, click. So I dug out the charger, kicked it up to 50 amps and tried again. No luck! There is a little corrosion on the negative post which I may have to clean up later when it warms up. The high is forcast to be -18C ( -3F). One good thing about being retired. Very seldom do I have to be anywhere exactly on time. Shopping can always wait.

The horses weathered the cold and were actually in the shelter this morning. Hungry? Yep! Burning lots of calories to stay warm. 
Boots stayed warm in the hay pile, and Brooklynn did very well in the house. She had to keep stopping to chew the ice balls out from between her toes when we went out to see to feeding all the critters. Fortunately, there is only one more night of this and then we are supposed to get back up to -2C (+30F). Ah, life is good on the Acreage!

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