Yesterday it was 72 degrees. Today it is Siberia (for at least a few days). At 3 pm it is as warm as it is going to get at 17 degrees, not counting 35 mph winds (which made the windchill below zero) that's blowing the snow sideways. Latches were frozen shut and 4 inches of snow kept us from being able to open the gates. However, with the determination of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the kids braved the arctic conditions for a few minutes of snowy play time. Maybe the next couple of days the weather will be a bit more comfortable & we will be able to spend some good time outside. Two foot snowdrifts + sleds + chains + all terrain 4 wheeler = fun!
By the way, that's Samantha in the picture.
Watching our animals this morning brings to mind a question I would like to ask an evolutionist. If humans have evolved into an "advanced" species, why do we need 4 layers of clothes to protect us in weather like this, while the animals have one coat of skin & fur for all conditions?