The Polar Vortex is upon is here in the Midwest and to say it's been bitterly cold would be an understatement. It's so cold outside that it hurts to breathe and if you're outside for even a few minutes your fingers are numb and you can't feel your face. This morning, as my feet hit the snow, I expected it to be the usual soft snow, but instead it crunched under my feet, too cold to even give to my body weight.
I was most worried about Chloe this morning. The barn temperature runs about 10 degrees higher than the outside temperature, which isn't too warm when the outside temperature is -9 degrees!
I shouldn't have been worried though.
As soon as I got to the barn, I was greeted by a hungry horse demanding breakfast, and she was warm as toast under her insulated blanket.
There are very few joys in life as blissful as the sounds and smells of a horse contentedly eating, even when it's below freezing outside....