Yesterday morning's temperature... -36C (-33F)! It was cold, but I knew it was coming.... just as it does every year.
The hen house was fairly warm, but the watering containers froze. I took the hen's container into the house to thaw which took about an hour. One of the ducks decided to lay on the floor and the egg froze. I later found out that Husband when building the hen house did not insulate the floor, but did insulate everything else. We will make do and it doesn't usually stay this cold for extended periods.
I also found out that the new vehicle I purchased in November 2007 came without a block heater! Poor Husband was looking for the cord to plug in for quite a while before he finally gave up and nearly froze his fingers. Luckily the car did start in the cold. I took it to Subaru and it turns out that they forgot to install it. They quickly put in that afternoon at no charge and a huge apology (which I expected!)
Kaiser, our boxer, went out several times yesterday - but it was no surprise that he quickly wanted back in.
Today is already warmer at -24C (-11F)
Mock Black Pudding – Recipe No. 167
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