Baby it’s cold outside!
It’s winter and I know it’s supposed to be cold. And I also know it’s not near as cold here as it is in other parts of the world. But I’m still thinkin’ … Baby, it’s cold outside! It’s a sharp contrast to the balmy weather we were enjoying in Florida over the Thanksgiving holidays!
The animals have their own ways of keeping warm. During the day, the guineas like to nestle down in some leaves in the yard – of which there are plenty due to the huge oak and walnut and other trees around the house!
Some of the chickens like to shelter under a big viburnum bush in the front yard, even though it’s in the shade.
I suppose it provides some shelter from the wind, and they apparently want that more than heat from any sunshine there might be.
Meanwhile, the squirrels are still scampering around the yard gathering up nuts.
Once the nut is buried, off the squirrel goes to find another!
A little cold weather doesn’t slow down our mighty hunter, Spot the cat. He was playing with his food again, and chasing this rodent around.
He’d catch the thing, then let it go … then catch it again. I don’t know if he ever ate it or just played with it.
While all this was going on, the goat, llama, sheep and Maremma sheepdog just took it easy and rested in what sunshine they could find.
They like to nestle down where there is some dry grass to provide a little insulation.
And me, once I’ve made sure everyone outside has food and water, I’m headed back to the house to get WARM again!