Boy, is it cold. It was -4F(-20C) when we got up to feed this morning. It's still -4. We're looking at -5 tonight, and a warmup to 15 tomorrow. I wouldn't mind so much if it wasn't for worrying about the horses.
Reggie is a tough old guy who's never been sick a day in his life. But Paj is delicate. He's had ulcers and colic in the past, and big temperature changes are especially hard on him. So we do all we can to protect the boys. Reggie is comfortable in his blanket, and Paj is comfortable in a sheet, blanket and neck cover. They are stall bound today due to the cold and snow, so we are hand-walking a few times a day. Paj is getting an ulcer preventative, and I am making "hydro hay" by soaking the hay at extra feedings to make sure they stay hydrated. They are also getting salts to keep them drinking. That's about all we can do. So far, so good.
Why, yes I am wearing 2 hats!
And 2 pairs of pants.
And 2 pairs of glasses.
photos by Dave