Wondering how everyone is dealing with this super frigid weather...hard to go from mid 50s to 5 degrees in a couple days time.
My humorous moment this morning was watching one of our geldings take a drink outside and the moment he turned away he had icicles frozen on his chin whiskers...looked so funny! My other funny was one of the other gelding scraping one of the un (water)broken troughs ice with his bottom teeth and making scraped ice shavings and licking them up...Icee anyone?
All in all my frozen morning wasn't as bad as I would have thought. The irritating part was trying to get the gates outside to open since the fasteners kept freezing shut. I changed between a couple pair of gloves all morning because one pair got wet and when I went to get it when I was done with chores those gloves were frozen solid as a rock.
Had to hack through 4 inches of solid ice in the big troughs outside. Barn owner put together an "ice kit" of a crow bar, heavy duty waterproof gloves and a pool cleaner flat mesh thing to sweep out the broken ice pieces. Worked pretty well.
What have been others challenges?
Cold in AL