Tonight we will be getting some very cold weather. The weather man says it is a "polar vortex" and it is affecting many, many parts of the US.
It has been cold here already. Really cold for the South.
We here in Georgia can expect to go about 60 hours without getting above freezing. It's a big deal ya'll. We have never worried too much about a lack of barn, etc because this is the South. We have mild winters....of course these next few days will be different.
Preparations have been under way the last two days.
The wind will be brutal and therefore we decided the best thing would be to build a wind block. We moved our huge canopy next to the calf stall and brought in a ton of hay to stack up.
It really is a cow dream come true. A house of hay!!!
This will give Lucy, Stella and Ivy a way to huddle close, eat lots of hay and stay out of the wind. Lucy approves already!
This morning was an all hands on deck sort of morning. Devin even helped with the milking. She loves all of the grooming and brushing she gets from him.
Lucy and Ivy had a great time licking and grooming each other.
So we will see what the night brings. We are hoping it's not too bad and that the milk pump doesn't freeze. I have a brood heat lamp to hang over the pump for warmth.
The horse has her blanket on and we put lots of hay out for the animals to eat.
Hmm.... Canada weather in Georgia. Whoever said there was global warming did not have a milk cow through the winter:-)
Everyone stay safe and warm!!!!