"How cold is it?" It is so cold today that...I had polar bears cavorting in my yard this morning...
Okay, so they are the neighbor's dogs, but when I glanced out my window they looked an awful lot like polar bears!!
It is so cold today that...boiling water converts to steam when tossed into the air!
With temperatures in the below zero range, and windchill temperatures lower than I can even comprehend, farmers and ranchers are heading out to take care of livestock and chores. It is so cold today that....we can't get one of our tractors to start, thereby delaying feeding cattle! Our other tractor started fine and the boys are busy feeding hay to the cattle so they have energy to withstand the temperatures.
It is so cold today that....one of our automatic waterers froze solid! Cattle can handle below freezing temperatures if they are dry, adequately fed, and have plenty of water. They also like to have a warm straw bed to lie on, but if they have all these things they prefer to be outside even on days like today!
One of my favorite Christmas movies has a great line from Yukon Cornelius who is tracking the Abominable Snowmonster...."it is not fit for Man nor Beast!" and that is true of this day, except that when properly cared for, the beasts actually can be very happy outside today. So the farmers bundle up and head out to make sure they are taken care of and only then can we enjoy a day inside.
It is so cold today that...bubbles blown outside freeze immediately. I don't have a good picture of them, but I have seen it all over facebook today, so if you have a good picture, please share it with us!
And, it is so cold today that....I got a call from an AP reporter asking how we are coping with the weather and how the cattle are doing! Now...answer this question...."HOW COLD IS IT?" at your place today!!!