All the girls will stay inside that day. The hens will be released to eat inside the garage to prevent frostbite on their claws. The deep litter of the hay in the garage brings the temperature up 10 degrees. Hay and water will need to be checked with the goats. It appears we have an interloper alley cat sleeping in the 10 foot high bales of hay. He/She has been eating the food and using the garage litter box.
Today we woke to 5 degrees which is slowly falling with the increased wind to zero. Our side pen is secure from wind. The goats were happy to be in the sunlight for some hours. We humans are unrecognizable as we bundle up with layer upon layer of pants, shirts, hats, socks, and scarves. Goats and chickens seem to be fine, we pray for the humans to be safe.