Thursday, January 7, 2010

Not Much Time to Quilt Today

Well, I spent a good part of the day outside working with the goats and getting them warmed up and snug for the night.

The ambient temperature did not get above zero today and with wind chills, it was about -30 to -40. That's just a wee bit cold.

In addition, we have at least two feet of snow everywhere with drifts as high as five feet. In fact, my hubby was on the roof to clear the sewage vents and there were even two to three foot drifts of snow on the roof!

We're expecting baby goats any day now. Exciting and frightening. They can really be delicate when they're first born and it's SO hard to loose one.

Hopefully, I'll get some quilting done this evening.

Hope you're all having a quilty day.


Kathryn said...

Those of you in the midwest are having an awful winter. You must have a lot of physical and mental strength to make it through winters like this. Best of luck with the baby goats.
Kathie L from Allentown

Lori in South Dakota said...

we had an insulated box with a heater and a fan and a light bulb--raised rubber wire mesh floor. We would put the newborn calves in there when they were born, usually we KNEW when they were coming and had the box heater up. We would feed them quickly, put them in the box, and the heater would heat, the fan would blow the air around, and the raised mesh floor would let the air circulate all around. Since the heater had a thermostat it never got too warm--we would just set it about 70-75 degrees, and in a couple of hours the calf would be completely dry and warm. And since we usually had frozen colostrum on hand, well, we would have a bottle or two ready to feed as soon as they could drink. So much easier than any of the other things we tried. But cows usually give you a little more warning than goats.


Related Posts with Thumbnails

Pin It

Follow Me on Pinterest