The last week has had temperatures well down below -15 degrees, so It has been too cold to do anything outside. I promised Farmgirl from Critter Farm that once it warmed up a little that I would sit on the goat spool for her.
The snow was way too deep to get in to the spool from the gate!
We tried opening the pasture door from inside the barn but the bottom was frozen with several inches of ice blocking it tight.
That left only one option, through the goat door we all went!
We ended up with a one way traffic jam, no room to go forward or to be able to turn around and go back. One step off the path meant instant floundering in knee deep (for humans) or over their head deep (for goats and dogs) snow!
The Commander shoveled off half the spool so you could see how much snow was compacted on it. I’m not short and it was knee high to me!
Sitting on the snow was odd because it was very solid, very little give.
The snow on the spool was taller than Gidget!
“What is that sound behind me, is it a Yeti?”
The rest of the goats decided it was safer to stay on the ice trails then to go back wading into the snow. “We will wait for Spring before playing on the spool thank you.”
“Unless you want to dig out the balance beam of course….”