- Aug 22, 2010
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- Northeast Texas
You know, I finally understand that. Surely, my extreme cold was of a much shorter duration than your winter, but after experiencing -4 F it got up to 21F and it felt positively warm. I get it now.Good morning. 16° F, a real heatwave.
Coffee is good. Sun is a red glow and it's warming rays are spreading over the land. There is still more snow that dirt showing, today should melt even more of it. Bottle lambs go outside today. How can 2 such tiny creatures pee and poop so much? I swear, they take in 15 ounces and pee out 47 ounces. Where does it all COME from? Then they paw the heavy towel I put on the bottom, and the two XXL puppy pads into a pile and poop and pee in the plastic tray. When we open the gate to clean it up, they joyfully run, run, run, stopping only to puddle the floor. We roll up the pads and toss in the trash, I've been dropping the towels on the porch where they freeze, but at least they aren't in the house, smelling. When I wash the towels, I clorox the heck out of them and wash them 2 more times. I get the vinegar and water spray and scrub the plastic tray, then we start over again. Through the day, we replace the pads, the towels get changed twice a day. Today I'm putting them out with the other sheep and lambs and will bring them in tonight. A few days of this and they can go be full time sheep. I'll carry their bottles to them. I bet I have no problem with them running to me for their bottles. LOL
We have company coming this morning to visit awhile. My saving grace is that they have been cooped up too, so welcome to my interior explosion of everything. It's been a hard week. LOL Then at 2:00 we are going to a wedding shower. Taking a couple of cookbooks, have no wrapping paper, but I have feedsacks. Yup, true redneck. Haha