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Feeling the cold fingers of winter

This past weekend got a little colder for most of us in the prairie provinces. Overnight temperatures dropped down to between -29C and -31C with wind chills down into the -40s. However, thankfully, the cold snap didn't last too long (about three days in total). Temperatures are back on the rise.

By the end of the week, we're suppoesd to be getting in to the minus single digits, which will be good. Most importantly, however, I hope the sun shine returns, as well. We did get a nice sunny day, yesterday and it was so nice to see.

The chickens have slowed down their egg production this past week, and I can understand why. Most of their energy went into just keeping warm. At the moment, we're collecting between six to seven eggs a day, rather than fourteen or so we were getting before it got colder. But, spring will be here soon. So, hopefully, the slowdown will not last very long.

The sunny day also seemed to bring out more of the wildlife. We saw fresh rabbit tracks in the snow, and I filmed a herd of antelope, just before dusk, pass by the homestead.

So, even though the cold weather can be a challenge, there's still lots of beauty and wonderment, out here on the homestead, to enjoy.



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