We have 1 horse, 12 chickens, 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 dogs, 13 homing pigeons and...well a partridge in a pear tree...okay no partridge, but the rest is true.
This is what it looked like out the front window so I knew we were in for it this morning.
This type of weather means that everything freezes up solid, the water faucets, hoses, etc. It also necesitates frequent checking on livestock to ensure that they have sufficient bedding, water and food. Not to mention the feed bill goes up significantly because the animals eat so much to stay warm. We have homing pigeons that my husband uses in training hunting dogs. They are really fascinating to watch as they fly wide circles around the house, barn and property but always return back to their coop. My daughter let them out and each time they landed on the barn roof it let a spray of fresh powdery snow loose.