I bought a couple of high tech pieces of farm equipment this week to help me out this winter.
My big scoop snow shovel. It moves WAY more snow than a regular shovel, which is great when it comes to digging out gates, filling waterers (I dump snow in them to fill them up and then the heaters melt the snow - heck of a lot easier than hauling buckets), and clearing paths.
I stuck Hope by shovel to give an idea of it's size. As you can see - Hope is not impressed. He's actually shivering like a baby. It's minus 25 which is balmy compared to the minus 37 we've been living with this week, but Hope doesn't see it that way. If he had his way he wouldn't go outside till about April.
Bruce on the other hand, thinks the weather is just perfect. When you're built like a musk ox you look forward to the cooler months.
And Kate? She seems to be blowing raspberries at the weather gods. Careful Kate, we don't want to upset them.
My second piece of equipment is my new sled. It's a heck of a lot easier to move straw etc., by dragging it behind me on top of the snow, than by carrying it.