Dang, it is COLD out there this morning. The thermometer says 31, but it feels like 13. Nasty north wind.
The babies are doing great. My granddaughter is handling them several times a day, and they are to the point of looking forward to her visits since she takes the scrambled egg and feeds them off her hand. LOL
I want spring back RIGHT NOW!!!
Good luck with the heat and the babies, LizzyGSR, it is so hard when it is this cold and you don't have them under a broody. I've got my littles in what we call the "inner garage" --- it used to be a extended garage, but now it is mostly a storage room with minimal heat. They have a sweeterheater and are doing fine. We live in an earth sheltered home, so it is pretty stable in there at about 65.
Some of you may remember our Solar project. We got our first complete bill that included the solar assist. Instead of the usual $200 (all electric, no gas or propane), it was $53.00 and $27 of that was the monthly fee. That was February with lots of gray days, too, so I'm encouraged that the spring will bring even lower bills. It feels good knowing that 7/8ths of the actual usage was clean energy.
That's great on the solar sharol, I wish we could do something like that to help with our electric bill. The winter isn't so bad because we supplement with a wood stove but summers are brutal.
It's 38 here right now & still windy as it has been for days.
@Ralph Moyer the fires in the south were right close to the OK/KS border last night, I have not heard this morning about their status. They thought they had one fairly controlled but the other one they didn't. The governor of KS called a state of emergency yesterday due to the threatening fires. They said one was getting close to Medicine Lodge. I also heard last night there is one at least up close to Inman & Hutchinson areas. People were starting to make plans to evacuate animals & birds. It's just been too dry this winter so if a fire starts it's hard to get it stopped.