The new year has brought several days of bitter cold temperatures and it seems a constant dusting of snow to South Dakota. It’s been beautiful but almost too cold to get out and fully appreciate it all. The kids have tried with all their might to stay out longer than 10 minutes to sled and play but it’s been days of running between heated homes and vehicles. Cabin fever has indeed settled in over this winter’s break.
The herd has stayed very close to the shelter belt through it all.
And the dogs find warmth among the straw bales if they’re out for very long.
You know those days, don’t you? Days where all you have to do is step outside the door and instantaneously, eyelashes have icicles and nose hair is frozen.
If not, I’d say consider yourself lucky. But, we live where we do because we love weather like this, don’t we? It’s dinner in the crock pot weather. Good stout beer weather. Make a fire weather. Bundle up on the couch with the kids in a big blanket and watch a movie weather. Those are good things about it being too cold to do much else. Either way, as the snow moves in this fine February day, here’s to hoping this is the last day of this bitter cold snap for 2013 .. we’re waiting on spring!
(Thought a shot of Gracie’s whiskers was better any day, than a shot up any of our noses.)