This is what I keep telling myself.......the days are getting longer, this is our coldest month, soon we will have heat in the sun, soon we will have daytime melting-it's all uphill from here!
Logically, this means we must be, um, at a low, right? And boy howdy do we have LOW. Low temperatures that is!
Over the past weekend, the highest I had at home was -4 on Saturday. The bottom has dropped out since, it was -21.7 when I fed the horses this morning. It's -23 here at work. A quick scan of local weather stations this am revealed temps down to -30 in other areas. And no end in sight of this pattern either-until these lows get bumped onwards, or the jet stream moves.
I grabbed my very old cold weather suit and tossed it into the car, just in case. Even the clutch was stiff for driving-but I am lucky enough to have space inside the heated shop here, so there it sits. I did inventory as I drove up-no way do I want to be out in that for even a couple minutes (if I can help it!) and I don't expect much to happen today except phone calls.
If the winds pick up as forecast, blankets will go on, period. As it is, the horses have hay 24/7, and a warm mash with extra salt at least once a day. All we can do is endure.