As I write this, it's 31 degrees, about 30 degrees below normal, and the wind is blowing the trees sideways. Last weekend when it was 85 degrees, I took down all the storm windows, so the wind is blowing right through the house. The wood stove and the electric heater can't keep up, same as when it's 10 degrees outside, the storm windows made that much difference. The warmest I can get it in here is 65.
Of course, it's so cold now, I can't imagine spending the time outside that would be needed to get the coop together. Even though I spent most evenings since Tuesday and all day yesterday figuring this thing out, it's all been the easy parts so far. I'll try to get some of it done, but I think the chickens are going to have to wait a little longer. One of them "bit" me a few times yesterday as I was feeding them. I feel their pain - I'm trying to hurry and get them better space.
The goats are fine, I guess. Thankfully, I've heard other goats being weaned, so I'm hoping that the fact that they're screaming bloody murder a bunch is because they're being weaned and they want their mom, not because life is really that bad. They're 8 weeks old, so they're not too young for this.
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