It's SO COLD THAT...

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by groovyoldlady, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Good grief. No fun caring for livestock in sub zero (F) weather!

    I don't have a real barn, so the girls are getting lots of extra hay and multiple servings of hot water. So far, so good - even Ditza is doing ok with her bald spots.

    However, yesterday my daughter got some HOT water for them. A little sloshed on the garage floor on her way out AND "It's so cold that the hot water froze instantly on the garage floor"!!!

    Holy Moly!

    Now it's your turn. Finish the line "It's so cold that..."
     
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  2. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    "It's so cold that..."

    ...here in Colorado we wore t-shirts when we took our goats for a drive yesterday. (Sorry guys! But we are hurting big time for moisture if that makes you feel any better.)

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  3. ArborGoats

    ArborGoats Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    It is so cold that... the sledge hammer I use to break the ice in the water troughs looks like it is dipped in wax seconds after I pull it out.
     
  4. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    It's so cold that like Damfino I went on a 2 hour rock climb/hike with my whether (i'll post pics later)
     
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  5. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    *Groovy grumbles at the warm weather folks who aren't playing fair*. ;-)

    It's so cold that if I went outside in a t-shirt for more than 5 minutes, my arms would be useless nubs and I'd have hypothermia!!!
     
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  6. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    It's 55 degrees here already 10:15
     
  7. ArborGoats

    ArborGoats Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    This is the warmest day I have had in a week. Daytime high of 19! Night low is a whopping 1! Tomorrow is 7/0, Monday is 14/3, Tuesday is 18/7, then a high of 21/7 on Wednesday! (Woot!) Thursday goes back to 12/-6...

    This is all of course not taking into account the wind... and the wind chill...
     
  8. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    Sun,blue sky, no wind and not a cloud in sight (but I've been told they'll be snow on Tues.)
     
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  9. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    It's so cold that the molasses (yes I feed molasses) in my grain made the entire bag a solid 50# block! I had to drag 3 bags into the milk house to thaw. (There isn't that much molasses either)

    As an aside: Did you know that hot water freezes faster than cold and cold water boils faster than hot!
     
  10. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    boy i'm spoiled with the weather here
     
  11. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I'm just glad I don't live in Erie, Pa. They got 63" snow over Christmas. We only got a measly 14"!
     
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  12. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    We have ........... 0 snow haha
     
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  13. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Only under certain conditions. I pour hot water into my troughs on really cold nights and it takes a lot longer for it to freeze so the goats have access to water for more hours (yes, I've measured and when I don't use hot water the trough is often frozen before I'm even done with chores but still steaming if I use hot water). I also find that the ice is much easier to break the next morning if I used hot water the night before. So while hot water freezes faster under certain conditions, it doesn't always work that way in the real world. ;)

    I don't know under what conditions cold water boils faster, but I've never seen it in my kitchen!

    And back on topic...

    "It's so cold..."

    I had to plug my diesel truck in one time. :p
     
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  14. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    It's so cold I used a twig to break waters
     
  15. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    NC
    It's so cold that Dance was waiting by the frozen water bucket this morning glaring at me.
     
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  16. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    Dance sound like my Annie
     
  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    All I can say is Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
     
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  18. spidy1

    spidy1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    AZ
    it's so cold here in AZ that my kid has a nice sun tan! xf.jpg
    it is getting cold at night but the days are nice...he has to where a sweater most days, but the last few days ice is non existing so far I miss are normal bit of snow...so does he! snow! 001.JPG
     
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  19. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
    It's so cold here,
    I saw a guy riding his bike in shorts and a tank top.
    And...
    I am not wearing long underwear, or a long sleeve shirt under my T shirt.
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  20. catharina

    catharina Catharina

    Mar 16, 2016
    Northern California
    It got so cold here that the geraniums on my front porch died. Luckily the Christmas cacti & aloes & stuff are OK! IMG_1094.JPG are OK.
     
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