Woke up to the first snow of the season today. It has been quite cold with below freezing temperatures for a few days leading up to todays snow and as always that means extra chores.
All of the outdoor animals need extra feed, plus ice on the water troughs needs to be broken and in same cases we haul hot water out of the house for them as well. The hot water helps to keep production up for both the milking does and the chickens.
It is pretty and the children are having a blast playing in it, but boy does it make me wish we had a bigger barn with electrictiy and a hot water heater!