I delayed heading outside for my (short version!) morning rounds. I figured the critters didn’t want to be outside any more than I did!
This was about half an hour before I got outside; -33C/-27F with a wind chill of -37C/-35F!
I’d topped up their food last night, so I knew there would still be some left by morning. However, when I saw the cats out there, anyhow, I figured there was no point in waiting.
I had to use the ice chipper to get the metal water bowls out. They were frozen to the ground and buried in snow. My daughters shovelled yesterday evening, which the cats – and deer – really appreciated, too. 😀
This is what we were at about an hour later. -31C/-24F, with a wind chill at -38C/-36F
Honestly, I can’t complain. This is warmer than what people have been getting out west! Plus, we’ll be warming up again and and staying just a bit lower than average temperatures for this time of year. For all the “extreme cold warning” we’ve got, we’re not breaking any records in our region.
It does mean my morning rounds are kept close to the house, though! As long as the critters are fed and watered, that’s the main thing, and not even our vandal is going to be out in this weather. 😀
I think this is a good time to catch up on my crochet.