The weather turned to winter late last week, and today we are into the -30's. On Friday, we had steady snow all day, accumulating about 6". The winds kicked up overnight, and we woke Saturday morning to 2' snowdrifts, and a winter wonderland. We woke this morning to -36C.
We are staying inside a lot in this extreme cold. The dogs venture out to do their business, but are ready to come back inside after a couple of minutes...too chilly for their feet. Buck is unperturbed by the cold, but Rupert isn't impressed with the extreme days of winter. On Saturday morning half of Rupert's pen was chest deep in drifted snow (keep in mind that Rupert's chest isn't that far from the ground). Mike scraped it all with the tractor, making getting around a lot easier.
Mike spent a couple of very cold hours yesterday afternoon plowing the driveway, around the house and creating easy access to feed Buck and Rupert.
Our woodstove is going around the clock, and things are warm and cozy inside.
The camera has been found and charged...I will get Mike to take some outdoor photos tomorrow...it's just becoming light when I leave for work, and it's twilight as I make my way home.