Saturday, January 19, 2008
NINE BELOW ZERO
That's how cold it was when I went out to feed this morning. With wind chill it was -25 below zero. Do I really love my horses that much or am I insane? On weekends I sleep in and go out and feed around 8 am. During the week I feed before I go to work so I am out by 4 am. In order to survive these temperatures I end up looking like the little brother on Christmas Story. I'm surprised I can move with 20 pounds of clothes on. I have lots of layers, first long underwear, followed by sweat pants and I turtle neck. I have arthritis in my hips and neck as a result of injuries so I wear a hooded sweatshirt and put a winter headband around my neck. Then on goes the insulated bibs and hooded jacket. I have sorel boots that are supposed to protect to -35 below, WRONG! I put feet warmers in my boots and I have hand warmers for my gloves. Since it is colder then 20 degrees I have to cover my nose and mouth because of my asthma. I love winter, NOT! How do you keep warm?