Well, we made it through February.
The coldest February in New Hampshire in 145 years, so the papers tell me.
It got pretty bad some nights here. -30 and lower is nothing to laugh at.
Good thing is, it is starting to thaw a bit during the day. Roads are clear. Of course, New Hampshire is amazing at cleaning the roads, even during snowstorms. Southern New Hampshire got it much worse than we did. Roofs collapsing all over Manchester and Concord. Schools, malls, homes, etc.
We lost Beatrice and then, the start of last week we went out to feed and found Alberto, our mature male alpaca, dead in one of the stalls. No clue what happened.
So, we got some better feed and more hay and have been coddling the rest of the livestock as best we can.
I am getting depressed about raising livestock. Just seems like bringing them up here maybe wasn't the best idea. I hope we don't lose any more. I just don't think I could handle it.
I am starting seeds this weekend. I'll post which ones and how much. I am hoping to use raised beds IF I can get the lumber real damn quick. In the meantime, today I'll be putting potting soil in all the little seed pots I made out of 2 liter bottles and milk jugs. Also, making some manure tea to water my little seed pots with.
I hope everyone out there is anticipating spring as much as I am!