Yesterday, I wrote God was merciful bringing mild weather for the birth of my piglets. Well! He changed His mind. I guess my insincerity was detected. LOL
What ever the reason we got some dramatic weather today. We are having a blizzard. It is not particularly cold -8C but with the high winds we are getting it feel like -20C. We may get as much as 5 inches of snow. Last night it was freezing rain and rain that knocked down the snow on the ground which left me with ice on my walk to the shed to look after my sows and their piglets.
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View from my back door
I an not sure the photo reveals how miserable it is outside. With high winds and blowing snow it is a brisk trip to the shed.
Here is another picture of Babe and her litter of 15. She is doing fine but Ruby continues to have trouble. She doesn't seem to be able to get her pen organized. I have had a couple of more of her piglets die. The piglets have not discovered the heat lamp corner yet. I hope this means they are not too cold yet.
If the temperature continue to drop keeping the shed warm will be a problem. If the wind stays up when the temperature drops to -14C tonight it will feel close to -30C. We are on the southern edge of this storm. Thank God for small mercies. Further north the temperature may drop as cold as -50C with the wind chill factored. I guess I will be up all night again keeping the stove in the shed going to fight the cold. It is like this sometimes here in the "Great White North".
Here is a summer view of my beloved Temagami River, which crosses my land. It is taken at the point where my water intake is, about 300 feet from the house. It is looking upstream. Just beyond view around the curve is the log cabin.
Oh! for the lazy hazy days of summer floating on the river.
(Sorry about the underlining. I don't know how to stop it. It started on its own just below this last picture. One of those mysteries when blogging.)