Winter has finally arrived. Temperatures have dropped to seasonal levels, freezing the yard into a treacherous sheet of ice. The pellet stove hums away in the corner as I write, the humidifiers are doing their level best to keep me from shocking the cats, and the chicken water fonts have frozen.
Todays primary chore was to finish winterizing the coops. This means more soft bedding on the floor and heated water buckets. Dave proudly led his little flock outside while I installed them. They quickly decided it was too cold and retreated back into shelter.