Well, I'm back inside swilling my hot coffee!! All the animals are just fine. We keep 2 big buckets of water in the tack room where we keep the heat on real low so it doesn't freeze in there; but even the water had begun to ice over, as well as in the chickens' heated dog bowl in their coop. They could still peck through the filmy ice and get a drink of water, it wasn't rock solid, but it was beginning to ice over. Man!! That's cold!! I left the chickens in the coop or at least I'm going to keep them in until it gets above zero! I don't know if I'm doing right or not but they wouldn't go outside all day yesterday so I don't figure they'll be going outside today either. I've given them plenty of food and will probably go out later with some kind of treat to keep them busy. Other than that - my goodness, compared to the barn, it's nice and warm in here!!!
Tonight I'm frying up some hamburger, onion and mushrooms. I'm going to make a white gravy and add in some sour cream. That will be exceptional over mashed potatoes. So, along with biscuits and perhaps some green beans this will be our comforting supper meal for the evening. I've already prepared Custard Pie for dessert so I'm sure I'll have no complaints from Hubby since that's his most favorite pie in the world!!
I can't seem to pick my spirits up today. I'm sure it's the old scenario of being "house burnt" and I surely am!!! I'll just need to remind myself that Spring rains, green grass, sunshine and flowers are on their way in due time.