Coffee anyone ?

Baymule

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Good morning. 16° F, a real heatwave.
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.

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? :th 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. :sick 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
 

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but after experiencing -4 F it got up to 21F and it felt positively warm. I get it now.
Didn't take but once did it? It is weird. 15°F this morning, jeans, Carhartt coat, gloves, no hat was just fine to go do the barn chores. It's only about 15 minutes max though, I'd be wearing more if I was to be out for a time. If it were that temp back in December I'd likely be in my Carhartt coveralls.
 

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It is really amazing how temps are "relative"..... It was 13 this morning and it felt cold. But the sun was out and it felt warmer real quick. Then the clouds started coming in and it was a cloudy COLD of 38 at 3 pm.....some possible wintry mix coming in tonight - tomorrow....
 

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Temps are "relative" -- 55 inside or outside feels different.

This morning we are at 31 and moving upward. News just said we may hit 50!! Of course, some more rain with it -- not a lot but, that's relative too! I mean, we are already more than double aver for Feb....been well over aver for Dec and Jan. Wet!
If it warms the grass will shoot up!!!

Another busy week. Weather has been an issue with many persons work, ability to get there and ability of stores to receive deliveries. I seem to live "on the line"...the one where just a few miles either way affects severity and where the weather masses dance around. Makes life interesting. 😁

Daylight out there, need to do chores and go to work! :frow. Have a good day!
 
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We went to town yesterday to a wedding shower. Went to post office and grocery store. Lot of bare shelves. I needed milk for the bottle lambs. Signs were posted, 1 per household so I got a gallon. There wasn’t much, I felt lucky to get it. BJ was out of bread, again, signs posted, 1 per household and there wasn’t much to choose from, didn’t have his favorite. So I got one loaf of bread.

When I was doing chores yesterday evening, neighbor Robert called, on his way home from Walmart. He had gotten a half gallon for the lambs. SCORE! Last week another neighbor brought me 2 half gallons, this is turning into a neighborhood effort for these little guys.

The sun is shining, 35F with a high of 62F. I’ll put Reject and Tiny in a pen in the barn today. I did that yesterday, they were able to get acquainted with being sheep. LOL A few more days and they can stay in the barn and run and play with the other lambs.
 
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