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

January 16, 2012

Digging Out and Freezing

Winter hit with a bang on Saturday with a 6 inch snowfall (15 cm) and a dive in temperature. Our unseasonable period seems to be over. For the next two weeks highs are expected to be -26C and lows  in the -31C range. With the winds that we can expect we will likely see wind chill factors in the -40 to -45C range(-40 to -48F).

The offer made last year to trade Acreages in February with someone in the deep south is still open. Any takers?

I include a couple of shots of the place. The pictures are nice, but don't show the cold. One good thing is the horses aren't slipping on the ice anymore, and are a lot happier, and mobile. They are also eating an extra 10 pounds of hay each, just to keep warm.

Tomorrow, I will likely give them a pint of rolled oats each for added calories.

I took the pictures at -26C. That's all the shots I got before the camera froze up

Have fun and think warm!


Crystal Mary said...

Soo cold, its hard to imagine when you live in the tropics..BUT, I do love the snow. Do you put a blanket on the horses? and do they had a barn to go to? I know their fur gets thicker. Glad they don't slip.

TexWisGirl said...

um. my answer is the same as last year. NO!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

A might too cold for me! Whew!

Alica said...

That's COLD! How do you keep water running?

peihome said...

Yeeks, no thanks. It was a balmy -15 today in comparison.
Only more weeks and then it's March!

Chai Chai said...

Thank goodness you got the snow cover first, otherwise a deep freeze would be bad for the pipes!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous photos! Brrrrr!

Terry said...

That's just too darn cold. Stay safe.

Flora said...

Well we do live in Alberta:0...But we're heading south in 7 days!!!

Jane said...

Pretty pics,but awfully cold temps! I don't know how you keep your water from freezing up. Stay warm,or try too! Blessings Jane

Karen said...

Ummmm, no, I don't think so. :P I've never been anywhere so cold that my camera froze. Those are great pics, though.

Dar said...

Well, I see we aren't the only ones freezing our tootsies off. The wind chill here this morning reached -30F.
Nasty out there, but it's to warm up by the weekend,, saddle up and take a ride. My daughter has blankets on her horses, I think they like it. They still insist on standing out in the elements.
Have a warm night.