I will be so glad when this winter is over. In my nine winters on the mesa, it has never been this cold, this early. At 2 am is was -12 and still -10 at 7 am. These are February temperatures. It has been this cold for well over a week.  It is up to 15 degrees now at 10 am. I feel so sorry for the animals that have to endure these temperatures, wildlife and domestic. Those of you who know Boots, the mare that had the back injury. Her arthritis really slows her down in this cold. I have been letting her eat in the garage.  It is so cold I have been closing the garage door so the water pipe don’t freeze (they freeze anyway). Boots will be OK for about an hour and then she kicks the door to go out. She is quite a character. The picture is of Napoleon’s band hanging out in the yard.

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