We had escaped a lot of cold temps and heavy snow. Until Wednesday.
Thursday morning it was time to get to work. Shoveling a path to the water.
And a path to get the manure wheelbarrow in, which also gave the donks a little walkin' around room.
When we built the chicken coop, we had just such weather in mind. I didn't want to be wading in big drifts to get to the donks in one place and the hens in another. So we put the chicken coop just off the back of the donkey shed. In the photo below, you're looking through the donkey shed to the open door of the coop, and can see their little open door on the far wall.
(excuse the bad photo, please)
Eventually all paths got shoveled, all critters were fed and I toddled back to the house.
And today, five days later, it's 50 and turning into a muddy mess. Ha!